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12 Ways Regular Dental Care Can Improve Your Life

March 19, 2024

We understand that not everyone enjoys visiting the dentist, and some people have a real fear or phobia. We strive to make every patient as comfortable as possible. There are at least a dozen reasons regular dental care can be beneficial to your life. Regular dental visits will improve your appearance, health and overall quality of life by providing the following benefits:

  1. Prevent Tooth Decay

From the time you get your first tooth, bacteria begin working to eat away at your teeth. Tooth decay can ruin the enamel and tooth structure, and it may lead to serious tooth infections. Routine dental visits can catch tooth decay before it causes too much damage to the tooth, protecting your smile.

  1. Gum Health

The gums are vital part to support the teeth and need routine care to be healthy. Routine dental cleanings at least twice a year can brighten your smile and protect gum health thereby preventing periodontal or gum disease, the leading cause of tooth loss.

  1. Whiter Smile

The cleaning process can remove stains and discoloration from your teeth to make your smile brighter. In addition, for even whiter teeth, you can opt for professional teeth whitening services to bleach your teeth to be several shades whiter. 

  1. Avoid Serious Infections

Tooth infections and abscesses occur when bacteria reach the internal and live areas of a tooth. Not only are tooth infections painful, but they can put your health at risk. Oral infections can spread to other areas of the body. In severe cases, an infected tooth could cause sepsis. 

  1. Better Breath

Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, is often caused by dental disease. Tooth decay, tartar, gum disease and other oral health issues are main causes of bad breath. Even brushing, mouthwash, mints and gum cannot hide bad breath caused by poor oral health. Regular checkups, cleanings and dental treatments remove the bacteria that causes embarrassing bad breath.

  1. Reduced Cardiovascular Risks

Periodontal disease afflicts an estimated 50% of adults over 30 creating a higher risk of stroke and other cardiovascular problems. Routine dental visits and cleanings can help prevent gum disease and lower risks of cardiovascular disease. 

  1. Better Digestion

The first segment of your digestive system is the mouth. Chewing your food thoroughly breaks down your food and puts less stress on your esophagus, stomach and intestinal system during the digestive process. When you have healthy teeth, you can eat the foods that are good for your digestive and overall health. 

  1. Retain Your Facial Structure

Bone and tissue create the contours and angles of your face through the teeth and jawbone thereby playing a significant role in your appearance. If teeth are lost, it can result in deterioration of the jawbone and the face can appear sunken, creating an older appearance. Even if you lose teeth, dental implants can provide similar bone stimulation as natural teeth to retain your facial structure.

  1. Proper Speech

Teeth are crucial for creating proper speech. When front teeth are lost, it can change the way you speak. Lisps, whistles and irregular sounds are common when people lose their teeth. Regular visits to your dentist can prevent tooth loss that can affect your speech. If you already have lost teeth we have many different options for improving your speech such as:

  • Partial dentures
  • Dental bridges
  • Complete dentures
  • Single tooth dental implants
  • Implant-supported dentures
  • All-on-4 dental implants
  1. Maintain a More Youthful Appearance

Dull, damaged, poorly placed or missing teeth can create an older or embarrassing appearance. Our dental specialists can help you rejuvenate your smile and your facial structure. 

  1. Prevent Tooth Loss

The majority of people over the age of 50 have lost at least one tooth – many people lose all their teeth by the time they reach 60 years of age. Regular dental care combined with good personal oral hygiene can prevent most types of tooth loss. 

  1. Improve Your Overall Health

Oral and overall health are intricately linked. Your oral health can impact your digestive, cardiovascular and other systems in the body. Caring for your teeth can make a major impact on your mental and physical health, which is why it should be a top priority in your wellness routine. 

At North Georgia Smiles, we make it easier to get the dental care to improve your appearance, health and overall quality of life. Our dental professionals can provide same-day dentistry for emergencies, as well as preventive dental care. We have flexible scheduling for your convenience. If you are uncomfortable or fearful when visiting a dentist, we have sedation options to provide the relaxation you need during your visits.

Keep your smile healthy and looking fabulous, or transform your smile for a better quality of life. Improved quality of life enhances your comfort, confidence around others, self-esteem and ability to order off a menu without concern. Please call us today to schedule first visit to enjoy superior oral and overall health.