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It's in the Smile: Why Dental Health Is a Big Deal

By Genevieve Cunningham

Taking care of our teeth is something we learn at a very young age. We start brushing our teeth regularly before we can even remember. It's part of our routines, part of our lives. As we get older, we learn that a lack of dental care can lead to serious pain -- not to mention a decline in overall physical appearance. But good dental health is about so much more than appearance. To understand the real importance of keeping your smile beautiful and healthy, take a look at this important information. 


It's not a secret that a good smile can help boost our confidence and self-esteem. When we have healthy teeth, our smile is uninhibited. We don't try to hide it or avoid smiling. We smile with ease! And when we smile, it makes us feel good. If you want to feel good in your own skin, you have to feel good about your smile. Take care of your teeth so that you can smile with confidence, thus improving your own self-confidence in your daily life. 

It's All linked

Your dental health is linked to other aspects of your health as well. When our teeth and gums are unhealthy, it can lead to serious health problems elsewhere -- one of the most common locations being the heart. Good dental health can actually lower our risk of heart disease. A healthier heart and prettier smile? When you think about these two benefits alone, you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain from regular dental care. 

Pain and Suffering

If you've ever had tooth pain, you know that it is absolutely no joke. Tooth pain can knock you out and put you in the bed. It's a throbbing, aching, all-encompassing pain. It makes it impossible to think or work or do anything productive. And this kind of pain happens when there is a problem within our mouths. Good dental health can help us avoid this kind of pain and suffering. Tooth pain is not something you want to experience on a regular basis. Protect yourself from the pain, and boost dental and overall health at the same time.

Our mouths are important. Not only do they perform tasks such as eating and communicating, but they're also a part of our appearance and overall well-being. Make sure you're brushing, flossing, and seeing a dentist to keep your mouth -- and whole body -- as healthy as possible.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in South Gate, Calif.

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