We all want a healthy smile. A healthy smile is a white, perfect smile that we all want to show off. Did you know that having a healthy smile does more than boost your self-confidence and make you happier?
A healthy mouth also has numerous health benefits that lower dental and medical bills and make you live better. Some of the benefits of a healthy smile include:
Reduce Dental Costs
As with medical care, it is less expensive to prevent dental health issues than it is to have dental issues treated. A healthy mouth will have strong teeth and gums that are more resistant to decay and disease as well as other oral health issues that can result from the decay and disease. A healthy mouth can save you significant amounts on dental bills on future possible treatments.
Be Someone People Want to Be Around
A healthy mouth will give you that Hollywood smile that you can’t help but show-off. People are drawn to people who constantly smile. A smiling person is not only seen as confident and friendly, but also happy and trustworthy. A healthy smile will draw people to you.
Being the center of attention means people will be close by. Don’t ruin the chance to be popular, likeable person you’ve wanted to be with bad breath and with unappealing food particles in your teeth. If you take proper care of your teeth and gums and have that bright, white smile many people dream about, you won’t have to worry about bad breath or having leftover food particles in your teeth.
Keep Oral Health Issues at Bay
Gum disease and tooth decay are common, easily preventable oral health conditions that can worsen over time, causing severe, irreversible damage to your mouth, hindering your ability to eat, speak and smile confidently.
The most severe cases of gum disease and tooth decay can result in lost teeth and a deterioration of bone tissue in the jaws.
Tooth pain, loose teeth, swollen, inflamed, bleeding gums are common symptoms of gum disease and tooth decay that can lower one’s quality of life.
A healthy mouth, on the other hand is a mouth that is properly cleaned and care for. The regular rinsing out of the mouth and cleaning it removes the plaque build-up that leads to gum disease and tooth decay.
Strengthen and Build-Up Teeth
Your teeth are important and necessary for routine, daily living. You need your teeth to chew, bite and speak clearly. Teeth are strong, but poor cleaning habits, trauma and age can break them down over time. A healthy mouth is one that is cleaned twice daily using toothpaste that is designed to fortify teeth and scrub off attached plaque and bacteria from food and drink particles. The teeth building components of toothpaste not only keep teeth looking healthy and strong, but it makes them more resistance to the sensitivity and discoloration that often result from tooth decay.
Plaque build-up leads to the production of enamel-destroying acid that then makes the teeth weakened and susceptible to sensitivity and staining. A stained, yellow smile is something no one is proud to show-off. A healthy mouth is one where the enamel is intact and strong, making teeth white. A white smile is something that we all aspire to.
Mouth and Body Connection
It may be surprising that the health of the mouth and the health of the body are interconnected. Oral health issues can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition and vice versa. They both impact and affect each other.
A healthy mouth, therefore, has many health benefits. Some of these health benefits include:
A reduced risk of heart attacks and strokes. Untreated oral health conditions can result in bacteria entering the bloodstream, which is not good for your heart.
Prevent or reduce the occurrence of diabetes. Gum disease and tooth decay can disrupt the control of blood glucose levels, which is the main complication with diabetes.
A healthy mouth will increase the chances of having a healthy baby. Mothers with healthy mouths are less likely to have a premature baby. Healthy mouths also may reduce the risk of delayed conception and impotence.
A healthy mouth can decrease the risk of developing dementia. It has been observed that poor dental hygiene, and therefore, unhealthy mouths increase one’s chances of having dementia by around one third.
Sure, a healthy mouth will give you that great looking and great feeling smile of a Hollywood celebrity. It can also reduce your dental bills, lower your risks of developing oral health issues and can even make you healthier overall.