How Oral Health Affects Your Confidence

According to the American Dental Association Health Policy Insitute, 95% of Americans consider oral health to be an essential part of their overall health. Your oral health is very important to your daily life. Keep reading to learn more about how visiting the dentist can help you prevent low self-esteem.

You Won’t Lose Teeth

You use your smile so many times throughout the average day that you might not even realize when you’re smiling. If you don’t take care of your teeth, then tooth decay can eventually cause them to fall out. You may even need to have some teeth removed at the dentist to avoid infections and other complications. Missing teeth can do serious damage to your self-esteem and make it difficult to crack a smile with confidence.

You Won’t Get Crooked, Cracked, and Chipped Teeth

Problems with jaw and tooth alignment can increase your risk of dental injuries, such as cracked and chipped teeth. Crooked teeth are a cosmetic issue, but cracked and chipped teeth are cosmetic and can lead to serious problems. If you notice one of your teeth is cracked or chipped, even if the crack or chip looks small, you should get it checked out.

You Won’t Have Bad Breath

As tough as it is to have a smile you’re not proud of, having bad breath is one of the worst consequences of not taking care of your teeth. Bad breath affects self-esteem in several areas of your life, from day-to-day interactions to romantic and professional relationships. Going to the dentist regularly can help you eliminate bad breath and help you find ways to do so all year long.

You Can Get Help for Speech Problems

In some cases, open bites and other dental issues can lead to speech problems. Developing a lisp or a whistle when you talk can cause some people to lose confidence in their speech. The good news is that speech problems that are caused by dental issues are typically correctable with the help of a dentist.

No matter what age you are, you should make it a priority to take good care of your teeth. Your teeth don’t just have a major impact on your physical health; they also affect your mental health. If you have low self-esteem because of your teeth and need a dentist who can help, then call us at Bright Side Dental to schedule an appointment today.

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