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Four Teeth Health Tips To Keep Your Smile Looking Great

Having a healthy mouth is important. Our teeth are very significant and do a lot for us every day. They allow us to eat our food, help us say words correctly and speak clearly, and give our faces shape.

That doesn’t say anything about how powerful a smile can be. This helps in other ways every day. It can make us feel more confident, change our social lives, connections, and careers, and make us feel better about ourselves. Because of this, we have to make sure we take the best care of our teeth we can.

But why is it important to take care of your teeth? Let’s look at what’s below.

Keeping Your Teeth for Life 

If you brush your teeth twice a day, eat less sugar, and go to the dentist regularly, you are much less likely to get tooth decay or gum disease, both of which can lead to tooth loss. According to research, the number of teeth we have is a strong predictor of how long we will live. People with 20 or more teeth at age 70 had a much better chance of living longer than those with fewer than 20 teeth. You might be surprised to learn that tooth loss from gum disease or decay is almost always preventable, and there’s no reason why you can’t keep your teeth for the rest of your life if you practice good oral hygiene.

Lowers The Risk Of Disease

If you have gum disease, the bacteria in your mouth can transfer to your bloodstream. It can then cause the body to make a protein that can thicken the blood. This can make it more likely that clots will form, which increases the chance of having a heart attack. Gum disease can also cause inflammation of the blood vessels. This can stop blood from getting to the brain, which could cause a stroke. New research also shows that having gum disease makes you more likely to get diabetes.

Having A Baby Who Is Healthy

If your gums are healthy while you are pregnant, you may be three times less likely to have a baby born early or with low birth weight. Research shows that a pregnant woman with gum disease has a one-in-four chance of giving birth before 35 weeks. Gum disease tends to increase the chemicals that bring on labor.

Taking Care Of Your Looks

Having healthy, clean teeth can help you avoid having bad breath. Bad breath is caused by a buildup of plaque, and it can also be a sign that you have gum disease or tooth decay. Not to mention that it’s not very desirable. Tooth staining is another common way that not going to the dentist can make you look bad. Even though it is natural, it is usually caused by things like smoking or drinking too much red wine or coffee. They aren’t usually dangerous, but they can make you feel a little less sure of yourself. You can stop your teeth from getting stained by having them cleaned or thinking about getting them whitened. Invisible braces have also become an extremely popular choice for people wanting to improve their smile. Most commonly in adults who didn’t have braces as a child but want to boost their confidence by straightneing their smile as an adult. 

Here are four very good reasons why you should take care of your smile. Do you do anything else to make sure you do the same thing? Share your thoughts in the comments.

One Comment

  • Lauryn R

    These are great healthy teeth tips, thanks for sharing! Having a healthy mouth is definitely very important for your overall well-being.

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