A Healthy Smile Can Boost Mental Health & Well Being

December 21, 2020 by Dr Gurs Sehmi

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How Oral Health Affects Your Mind & Body

There is nothing better than a healthy mouth, which can be an amazing asset to have.

Believe it or not, our teeth play an important role in your lives; they help us to chew and digest, speak clearly and provide shape for our face.

On top of this, our smiles can actually make us more confident as it can influence our social lives, relationships and even careers.

So it only makes sense to ensure that we achieve the best oral health care and hygiene routine possible to give our teeth the support they need.

Having strong oral health can provide so many wonderful life-changing benefits

Healthy smiles can transform your appearance, provide a positive mindset and ensure our overall general health is good too.

Some of the benefits include:

1. Maintaining teeth for life

By brushing teeth twice a day, flossing and maintaining a low sugar diet can really help reduce risks and diseases like dental decay and gum disease.

Doing the reverse of this can lead to tooth loss, which itself comes with a lot of negative consequences, which might lead you to then repair your teeth in more costly ways.

Save money now by booking in for regular visits and appointments with a dental professional who can help you reduce these risks and ensure you are looking and feeling your best.

2. Prevent disease

Dental examination at The Perfect Smile StudiosDisease like gum disease can be very hazardous to our health.

The bacteria found in our mouth can make its way into our bloodstream, which may cause the blood to thicken.

This means that blood clots are much more likely, preventing the heart from not getting the correct amount of nutrients and oxygen it needs.

Worst case scenario from this can be a heart attack.

Again, gum disease can also cause the blood vessels to become inflamed, which might block the supply of blood to the brain. The worst-case scenario here is a stroke.

Plus, those with gum disease it has been revealed are much more likely to develop diabetes.

3. Reduces the risk of cancer

Particularly in women, keeping up with good oral care and keeping gums healthy can help reduce the risk of developing particular cancers.

Healthy gum patients are also 70% less likely o develop a disease like Alzheimer’s compared to patients who have suffered from gum disease for a prolonged period.

4. Aesthetically appealing appearance

When teeth are clean and healthy, halitosis can be prevented alongside plaque and tartar build-up.

This level of decay can be embarrassing as well as undesirable.

Stained, yellow and discoloured teeth can also be a result of poor oral care and by eating and drinking beverages like tea, coffee and red wine.

Staining can be prevented with cleaning, however, some more stubborn stains may need teeth whitening, or in cases of severe fluorosis; veneers.

Be the best version of you

Taking care of your teeth is really important, the hard facts are that people in the UK are very self-conscious about their smiles, which is as a result of neglecting their oral hygiene routines and forming bad habits.

Cosmetic dentistry is able to provide quick fix and solutions for patients who wish to reverse the effects and appearance of decay, damage and discolouration.

If you would like to talk to us today about your options, click the button below.

 

Medically reviewed & updated on December 21, 2020

Medically Reviewed By:

Dr Gurs Sehmi

Reviewed by Dr Gurs Sehmi

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