Maintaining good dental health can often be overlooked in our busy lives. A small investment of time in our smiles can lead to a lifetime of good dental health. The benefits go beyond dental health as recent research has linked dental health to our general health. Below you will find some of the top reasons to invest a little extra time to keeping your smile healthy and shining bright.

Dental Health Investment

-Maintaining General Health. Recent research has linked periodontal disease to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and even alzheimer’s disease.

-Save Money. That is right, keeping up with dental care maintenance will end up saving you money in costly procedures over time.

-Bad Breath (Halitosis) Prevention. Research has shown that over 80% of all persistent bad breath issues are due to an underlying dental health issue. Regular dental cleanings along with diligent at home care will help prevent bad breath.

-Increased Self Confidence. Having a shiny, bright, healthy smile will allow yourself to feel better. People notice you and this leads to increased self confidence as you venture out into the world.

-Prevent Osteoporosis. Maintaining good dental hygiene will help protect bone density in the jaws. Missing teeth cause the bones of the jaw to remodel and resorb. Also, studies have shown that those who care for their bodies also choose better nutritional choices which can help maintain bone structure throughout the body.

-Maintain A Youthful Appearance. As we age our faces change, the skin around the face becomes less elastic leading us to look older. Maintaining good dental health allows the teeth to remain in place helping to keep the skin around the mouth firmer and more youthful looking.

-To Teach Our Children. Children learn from their parents. If you set a good example and make dental health a priority at a young age you will be giving a wonderful gift of dental health to your children.

-To Prevent Oral Cancer. The best defense against oral cancer is early diagnosis. Seeing your dentist regularly for dental examinations will allow your dentist to complete an oral cancer screening to detect any changes in your oral tissues. Oral cancer is highly curable if diagnosed early enough.

Conclusion

Dental health is an investment in our futures. Do you want a future filled with pain free, healthy smiles or one where you are spending time and money fixing your smile? For many it is an easy choice. Devoting a few minutes twice a day to dental health can lead to a lifetime of smiles for you and your family.