The Health Benefits Of Cosmetic Dentistry [BLOG]
You’ve thought about cosmetic dentistry to correct your smile flaws, but something keeps holding you back.
It might be costs, anxiety, or intimidation about what sort of treatment or treatments you might need.
Whatever the reasons, our team at Bell & Bell Dentistry can walk you through the cosmetic procedure that will not only give you the flawless smile you want, but could offer benefits to your health, too!
One Benefit Of Cosmetic Dentistry Is Obvious!
This part of cosmetic dentistry may need no explanation, but we’ll touch on it anyway.
The main reason to pursue this type of dentistry is, of course, to make your smile look great. An attractive smile is an obvious benefit to cosmetic treatment. You not only love what you see in the mirror, but everyone else notices it as well.
And cosmetic benefits aren’t anything to feel ashamed about. Think of all the ways a beautiful smile can improve your life!
-You’ll make great first impressions when meeting new people.
-It will be easier to win people over because your smile will exude care and competence.
-You might attract someone if you’re interested in pursuing a romantic relationship.
-A lovely smile is an asset that may even allow you to pursue professional goals.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to improve your appearance. It’s one of the reasons, especially this time of year, you see so many people joining the local gym!
Not All Benefits Of Cosmetic Dentistry Are… Cosmetic!
Here’s the part of cosmetic dentistry that might surprise you.
Along with a more attractive smile, you can actually improve your health thanks to certain cosmetic treatments.
*Improve Your Physical Health
When you have healthy teeth and gums, you’re protecting your overall physical health. The reason for this has to do with gum disease and its link to a great number of systemic health problems that go beyond oral health.
If you have tooth decay, cavities, or weak tooth enamel, you’re literally opening the door to your body for harmful bacteria and infection to take hold. What can eventually happen when gum disease begins developing in your mouth is that the infection can enter your bloodstream and put you at a much higher risk for:
-Type II Diabetes
This only scratches the surface of what an unhealthy mouth can do. But with consistent oral hygiene, which means daily brushing and flossing, you can avoid these problems.
The problem, though, is that if you have cosmetic flaws on your teeth like cracks and chips or overlapping teeth, good oral hygiene becomes more difficult.
Cosmetic dentistry services like dental veneers or tooth bonding, for example, can make it much easier to properly clean your teeth’s surfaces and the spaces between them! As a result, you’re making good oral health a reachable goal for the rest of your life.
*Improve Your Emotional Health
Your emotional well-being is a huge part of your total wellness. If you’re constantly shrouded by feelings of insecurity and shame about the appearance of your smile, you’re not able to enjoy life to the fullest.
This can of psychological torment can have negative implications to your health, knowing what we know about the effects of chronic stress on the body.
Cosmetic dentistry can improve the look of your smile, but that will inevitably boost your confidence and help lift the weight of insecurity off of your shoulders. This can have a lasting positive impact on your health, and consequently, your life.
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If you’ve thought about what it would be like to have a beautiful smile that made you feel happy and confident but haven’t taken the next step toward making it happen, we hope today’s blog has encouraged you!
We hope it’s made you realize there are benefits that make cosmetic dentistry well worth it. It’s not just about some artificial pursuit of vanity. While everyone deserves to love the way they look, the health benefits of beautiful teeth might give you that extra push to call Bell & Bell Dentistry for a consultation.
It could be the first step in improving your appearance, your confidence, and your overall health this year. Talk about a noble New Year’s resolution!