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Why You Should Take Care of Your Smile

By Lyndsay @balancebrunette

Our smiles make us who we are. They can feel welcome and safe, and when we smile at others, we can make other people feel that too, and feel at ease with us. A smile can show happiness, humor, and warmth, which are all really positive traits. As such, we should make sure that we are taking the steps that we need to, to make sure that our smiles are there on a daily basis. Not only that, our teeth play an important part in our overall health and wellbeing, which is why we should make sure that we are doing all that we can to protect our smiles. No matter what your age. Here are just some of the reasons why.

Why You Should Take Care of Your Smile

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Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

There is a phrase that says that you don’t need to brush all of the teeth that you have; just brush the teeth that you plan on keeping! Having a dental routine is so important for the health of your teeth, which is why we should be brushing our teeth at least twice a day. Flossing should be involved too, as well as brushing after eating if we are able to (especially sugary things). For the most optimal care, in order to prevent things like gum disease, make sure that you floss daily, and even use mouthwash to help to get rid of plaque, trapped food, and bacteria.

You Don’t Regrow Teeth

Baby teeth are there for childhood, but they eventually fall out and make room for your adult teeth. Once you have those, that is it. You can’t regrow any more teeth after that. So the ones that you have need to be looked after, otherwise they could fall out, or need to be removed, such as wisdom teeth removal or extraction. A daily care routine is going to be the best thing to protect you against decay and related diseases. You should also take extra care with your teeth if you take part in things like boxing or contact sports, where a mouthguard is advised. 

Tooth Health Can Affect Your Overall Health

There are several health conditions that can be made worse if you have bad oral health. This can include things like cardiovascular disease, and other problems with the heart like endocarditis. Oral bacteria has even been shown to lead to respiratory problems like respiratory conditions like pneumonia and COPD. So it is a no-brainer that you should take care of your teeth to protect your health.

Healthy Smile Leads to Happiness

As was mentioned above, when you have a big, white, happy smile, you will show happiness and confidence. The result will be that people who are around you will feel more comfortable and also feel happier when they are around you. There are even studies that have shown that smiles make people feel better. So think about the impact that your smile could have on people. Do all that you can to care for your teeth and gums and it can make a big difference. 

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Why You Should Take Care of Your Smile

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