It’s the new-year and, as tradition goes, most people will make resolutions having to do with their health—wanting to feel better, increase longevity and improve their overall appearance. Often times, however, amongst the exercise, nutrition, and weight-loss goals, oral health is ignored. Yet, the reasons that 2020 needs to be the year of your Healthy Mouth Resolution are plentiful.
Ever since childhood (hopefully), we were taught that brushing and flossing are important in order to stave off cavity formation and tooth loss. However, unless mom or dad were dentists themselves, you might not know about all of the other health problems associated with poor dental hygiene.
Periodontal disease, for instance, has been shown to contribute to cardiovascular disease, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, and issues associated with diabetes and pregnancy such as low birth weight and preterm delivery.
To ward off such health issues, make sure that proper brushing(at least 2 times daily) and flossing are a part of your daily routine. To kickoff a healthy 2020, commit to avoiding refined sugars whenever possible; chewing sugarless gum; drinking more water; maintaining a healthy diet; and, getting a professional cleaning from a skilled hygienist 2 – 4 times a year.
Whether we like it or not, we are judged on how we look. Study after study has shown that snap judgements on appearance are huge determinates in situations where first impressions are key—arenas like that of the dating world and job hunting, for instance. What’s the number one aesthetic attribute that influences how the world perceives you? You got it…it’s your smile!
In fact, the factors of tooth alignment and color pervasively lead to strong assumptions regarding success, popularity, intelligence, and general health. In sum, those with straight, white teeth are that much more likely to make the great first impression that ultimately leads to that second date or follow-up interview. This same fact also often causes self-consciousness when an individual is embarrassed over a discolored or misaligned smile.
The fantastic news is that there are easily achieved solutions to these problems. Invisalign, various and powerful whitening techniques,dentures and veneers are some examples of smile game-changers. Make this the year that you finally give yourself the gift of a beautiful smile that you can be proud of by visiting a reputable dentist who specializes in Invisalign as well as cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
It’s a fact: When you’re in great physical shape, both on the inside and on the outside, you feel good. You feel happy because you like the person you see in the mirror every day and, certainly, part of what puts a smile on your face is the actual smile on your face!
It is important to act now before your motivation dwindles! Make an appointment with a well-credentialed, well-reviewed dentist today to discuss your dental health goals, hopes, and dreams. It’s time for A Healthy Mouth Resolution to be a part of your 2020!
Dr. Vargas is presently taking new patients and is now offering an In-House Membership Plan which allows those without insurance to affordably obtain dental benefits like a discounted emergency, routine, and cosmetic services. He also offers CareCredit to all of his deeply valued patients in order to provide them with financing options.