A smile is a universal language for human connection. Even without words, a confident, beautiful smile can establish a positive bond with a potential business partner or even a handsome stranger across the room.
You might have a special event where you want to look your best from time to time. Occasionally, opportunities pop up when you least expect them. Regardless, a beautiful smile that lights up the room is priceless and can help you make a warm, welcoming impression.
Are you currently proud of your oral health and how your smile looks? Here are four reasons why it’s an excellent decision to invest in your smile by scheduling a dental appointment.
You may not realize this, but your teeth endure daily destruction. Even if you brush and floss your teeth every day, you may still notice stains, plaque loss, and enamel loss. Alternatively, neglect can lead to tooth decay, bleeding gums, and other signs of structural damage. In addition to daily tooth cleaning, it’s wise to start scheduling a trip to the dentist for cleaning and a check-up at least twice per year.
Brushing, flossing, and a little mouthwash can go a long way in keeping your mouth healthy. However, a dental hygienist uses specialized tools to scrape off plaque and tartar that simple at-home care cannot tackle.
Plaque and tartar are composed of bacteria. Unfortunately, bacterial overgrowth can lead to bad breath, tooth decay, inflammation, and periodontal disease. Likewise, the tissues in the mouth are thin and soak up anything and everything like a sponge. So, oral bacteria can seep into the bloodstream and systemically affects other bodily systems. Researchers concluded that gum disease might be linked to (and may worsen) symptoms of cardiovascular disease, respiratory tract infection, and more.
In a 2006 study, researchers discovered that those who reported low self-esteem were vulnerable to minor or major dental problems—and tended to neglect regular dental care. If you’re used to feeling down, consider taking the time to go to the dentist for:
1. Self-care by getting your teeth professionally cleaned and checked out
2. Address imperfections in your smile that make you feel uncomfortable
You may be surprised that a trip to the dentist can help you gain back your confidence.
Are you considering investing in your smile? Investing in your smile now may actually save you money in the long run on costly, necessary dental care. If your teeth are in bad shape, you will probably need costly vital work in the future.
At Smiles for Grant Park, Dr. Abbey J. Lee helps patients have healthy and beautiful smiles through the wide range of services she offers at her Atlanta office. After examining your smile, Dr. Lee can design a custom treatment plan to make your smile look its best. After establishing a bill of excellent oral health, she can recommend cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help you reach your desired aesthetics.
Do you need a smile assessment? Schedule an appointment with us by calling 404-328-7177 or messaging us online today.