Your smile is precious and having a preventive approach to looking after your teeth is vital to maintaining the health and appearance of your smile. We explore some of the reasons why having a healthy smile is central to health and happiness.
Improve your confidence and overall wellbeing
When you smile, your brain releases endorphins and serotonin – feel-good hormones that act as natural anti-depressants. People who aren’t confident about their smile will find that they make a conscious effort to hide their teeth away, resulting in a lack of endorphins being released in their brain and negatively affecting overall wellbeing. This is perhaps the most significant reason to seek treatment for a smile to be proud of.
Those with great smiles are more efficient in maintaining good oral hygiene
When you have a healthy smile, you’re already incentivised to want to keep it looking great, putting in the time and effort to brush and floss correctly. Misaligned teeth can make maintaining good oral hygiene difficult, as food particles can become stuck between the gaps in your teeth and cause the onset of plaque and tartar. To ensure this does not develop into gum disease, be sure to visit the hygienist for regular scale and polish appointments to remove this type of staining.
A great smile will help prolong your lifespan
Your oral health is closely connected to your overall health and failing to look after your mouth and teeth can lead to a plethora of other health issues, such as tooth loss, jawbone loss, cardiovascular disease and even stroke.
A great smile makes a good first impression
In an image-conscious society, a healthy-looking smile is vital, whether you’re at work, out on a date, or interviewing for a new position. We are told ‘never judge a book by its cover’ however this happens every day – quick judgements are human nature as we instinctively want to paint a picture of who a person is, even upon a first acquaintance. Studies have found that after meeting someone, the facial aspect that 24% of people remember most is their teeth. Making a positive first impression is difficult if you are unhappy with the aesthetics of your smile; cosmetic or orthodontic treatment could be the best investment you make for your future.
If you would like more information about the cosmetic and hygiene we offer here at Fresh, please do not hesitate to contact us.