5 Reasons to Be Thankful for a Healthy Mouth!
With the Thanksgiving Holiday right around the corner, we often reflect
on what we have to be thankful for. A healthy mouth and teeth rarely make that list! Your oral health my not be the first on the list, but they should not be overlooked. With proper hygiene, your teeth provide you with important life functions!
1. Increases Overall Health!
When you have a healthy mouth and teeth, it means the rest of your body can enjoying good health too. With regular brushing and flossing, you can greatly reduce the amount of bacteria that enter the body which can fight off heart disease, diabetes, and much more!
Bad breath is caused by a buildup of bacteria in the mouth. When teeth and gums are kept clean and healthy, breath smells better. Therefore, you can thank your teeth for feeling confident every time you open your mouth this holiday season!
When you have multiple cavities and other mouth problems, you will probably be dealing with a great amount of pain that prevents you from chewing properly. This discomfort also keeps you from sleeping or enjoying life. Having a healthy mouth allows you to focus on things other than pain.
Studies show that people find others more attractive and approachable when they are smiling. When your teeth look good, you feel good about yourself. Because we take good care of our teeth, we aren’t afraid to flash our pearly whites! So, in a sense, we can thank our teeth for making us all more attractive individuals.
5. Saves You Money!
Dental problems can be very expensive, especially when they are severe. Taking preventative measures to maintain a healthy mouth will save you money. Since regular dental checkups are usually covered by insurance, and they help prevent problems from developing, you can use the extra cash on something fun.