We all love to look nice in public, we all want to have a nice smile, but very few of us are doing anything towards improving our dental health! Dental health is more than just brushing our teeth twice a day! Dental health is about making decisions to take care of our teeth and mouth, it is about regular dental checkups, and it is also about healthy diet and hygiene habits.
Sadly though, the only time we think of our dental health is when we have a tooth ache. Only when we need to have an aching tooth removed, or filled, do we remember the good old dentist. Most of us actually are afraid of the dentist, we associate them with pain! Well, this doesn’t really have to be the case. Your dentist should be as close to you as your mechanic, or hair stylist. Your dental health can have a great impact on rest of your health. Without clean, strong, and healthy teeth we wouldn’t be able to eat properly. Doctors have been talking about the potential link between healthy mouth being equal to a healthy heart
- Self confidence; good dental health naturally boosts our self esteem. Your may be smartly dressed, smelling of nice designer perfumes, but if your mouth smells bad and your teeth don’t look nice, you may not feel so confident.
- Health; good dental health means good general health. Anyone who has had a toothache will attest to the bone crashing pain that comes with it. Regular dental checkups will help treat teeth problems before they are fully blown into something serious. On the other hand, there is a direct relation between your dental health, and feeding habits. Painful teeth mean poor feeding; poor feeding may lead to series of health complications.
- Nice smile; a nice smile goes a long way in human communications. Everyone likes to have a nice smile, and it is therefore important that we look after our dental health keenly. A visit to the dentist every 6 months goes a long way in ensuring that your teeth remain clean, white, and healthy; all these are recipes of a good smile.
Basically, our dental health is very important. Sugary foods will ruin our good teeth, smoking stains the teeth, and incorrectly using tooth picks and sticks may damage the gums.