Three Reasons You Should Take Better Care of Your Teeth

The world is on a health craze. Everywhere you look you see ways of improving your fitness, your diet, your skin, the glossiness of your hair. So why don’t we see dental care pushed to the same extremes? Perhaps it’s because it feels old-school, like a chore we learned we had to do as a child, and we have since forgotten about. Perhaps it’s because your teeth are less constantly visible than those other areas - after all, you can only see them if you smile! Perhaps it’s even because people are still scared of the dentist, and we’d all rather bury our heads in the sand and pretend that oral care isn’t vital to our health and beauty. Either way, it’s time to stop and think about all the reasons why you should take better care of your teeth.

It’s Easier Than You Think

For some reason, taking care of your teeth has all sorts of negative connotations from your childhood. It’s boring, it’s unpleasant, and trips to the dentist are painful and uncomfortable. This is a false and unhelpful stereotype. In fact, with the application of dental anesthesia and always-improving techniques, a trip to the dentist can be quick, painless, and over with a minimum of fuss. As for the time it takes to brush your teeth at home, just think how long you spend in the shower, or doing your make-up, or washing your face! Brushing your teeth is an essential part of your daily routine, and takes less time than all the above, so it’s time to stop seeing it as a chore, and start seeing it as an essential part of self-care.

Healthcare is Dentalcare

Dentalcare is too often separated from healthcare. This starts early, as doctors and dentists are seen as two very separate professions, and follow different training programs. In fact, this is because unlike many other parts of the body, caring for oral health is a specialist study - it is so important and complicated that it simply cannot fall under the umbrella of a doctor’s remit. Dental care is essential to our holistic health. Our teeth and gums are one of the areas that can fall prey most easily to infection. Did you know that before all major surgeries, patients are sent for a dental check-up? If the teeth aren’t healthy, the surgery cannot go ahead until they have either recovered or been removed entirely. Taking care of your teeth can have great repercussions for the rest of your health, so it’s well worth taking seriously.

Gorgeous Teeth Mean a Gorgeous You

Alongside the many health benefits of good oral hygiene, there are certainly aesthetic reasons to care for your teeth as well. White, even teeth contribute to a stunning smile. More than that, they can have a huge effect on your self-confidence. If you are happy with the appearance of your teeth, you will smile more willingly, and this has a positive feedback effect on your mental health and the joy you put into the world. It’s simple really: healthy teeth lead to a healthy body, and to a happier you!

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