The Importance of Having Healthy Teeth

Posted on: August 6, 2018

Oral Hygiene

Who would not want to have healthy teeth and gums? It is one of the rewards of good oral hygiene and can have a significant impact on a person's personal and professional life. Brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist are all essential in order to attain optimal dental health.

Those with healthy teeth often get to enjoy certain benefits like having a great smile and fresh-smelling breath. Teeth are the first things people notice when they interact, and those who are unhappy with the condition of their smiles often find themselves feeling self-conscious about the way their smiles look.

Having healthy teeth helps to prevent a wide range of issues. Some of these include:

  • Strokes
  • Heart disease
  • Lung infections
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Diabetes
  • Fertility issues
  • Kidney issues
  • Cancer
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Premature birth

Keeping teeth in excellent condition helps to prevent the need to shell out money to deal with any of the issues listed above. It also reduces the odds of a person having to spend money on dental treatment. When it comes to dental health, prevention is a lot cheaper than treating a problem that has developed.

Benefits of having healthy teeth

Fresh breath

Taking proper care of the teeth and gums helps to keep the bacteria that cause bad breath at a minimum. It is possible to have fresh-smelling breath when a person still has pieces of broccoli from a couple of weeks ago still stuck between their teeth.

Having bad breath can negatively impact a person's ability to form relationships at work or in social settings. Most people run for fresh air as soon as they can when they run into someone with "dragon breath."

Prevents tooth decay

When teeth are properly being cared for, patients are less likely to develop tooth decay. Proper oral hygiene ensures that the food particles that are converted into acids by the bacteria in the mouth have limited exposure to teeth. That helps to prevent issues like cavities, gum disease and infection developing over time.

Reduces the risk of heart attacks

Some bacteria that live in the mouth can make their way into a person's bloodstream. When this occurs, the odds of having a stroke or heart attack are increased.

Improves confidence

People make assumptions about who others are based on the condition of their teeth. Those with healthy teeth are more likely to be viewed as sociable, attractive and successful, while the opposite is true for people with unhealthy-looking teeth.

It is no surprise that people with healthy looking teeth tend to feel comfortable around others since they are aware of the fact they are being perceived in a positive way.

Saves money

It is a lot cheaper to brush twice a day, floss daily and visit the dentist twice a year than to pay for the simplest dental treatments. That is why everyone who is interested in saving money should make dental hygiene a priority.

Schedule a checkup to ensure healthy teeth

Call (425) 249-9186 today to reach Bellevue Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry.

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