Imagine this: you have perfectly aligned teeth and a bright white smile. Feels good, doesn’t it? The confidence of smiling a brilliant smile? The perfect and consistent color of a well-shaped mouth? Anyone would be interested in a smile like that. But did you know that a cosmetically pleasant smile is also a healthier smile?
Let’s start with the most intuitive, the most fundamental reason for this. Teeth that are properly aligned are merely more manageable to clean. There are fewer nooks and crannies for debris to get stuck in and therefore there will be less decay organically. This affects teeth directly, but also the health of your gums and the state of your mouth in general.
Aside from a straightened smile boosting your confidence and creating better hygiene opportunities, it’s not a longshot to notice the connection between periodontal disease and your bloodstream. The same bacteria that causes periodontal disease can get into the bloodstream and cause plaque buildup and hardening of the arteries. This can lead to hypertension and increase the risk for strokes.
Proudly smiling shows self-care, pride, and ultimately, good health. For an assessment of your current smile and what paths you can take for better overall oral health, schedule an appointment at the front desk the next time you stop by Finney Family Dentistry. We invite you to consider a brighter, straighter smile. Call us today!