How Smiling Improves Your Overall Health

Smiling Improves Your Overall Health

A beautiful smile has a positive effect on your physical health and self-esteem. A healthy smile is characterized by well-aligned, clean, and strong teeth and gums. It encourages a virtuous cycle: when someone feels confident in their smile, they smile more often, and when they do, they feel more confident. Getting stuck in this happiness cycle is more common for some than others, but it’s possible for everyone because it starts with a healthy smile. Dr. Davidian can help you get that healthy smile that you’ll just love to show off. 

How to Have a Healthy Smile 

It’s easy to have a beautiful smile. Today, with all the advancements in the medical field and dental instrumentation, it’s still the basics. The first step to a healthy smile is to brush your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day. Floss at least once a day. This helps reduce bacteria in your mouth and keeps your gums healthy. The second step is to schedule an appointment with the dentist every six months. These appointments are critical, as the hygienist removes harmful plaque from the teeth and allows the dentist to fix problems before they become serious.

Finally, if you experience pain, consult your dentist. Because the body uses pain as communication. It’s important to stay vigilant and take action. Mouth pain can be very painful and can be prevented early so that more serious problems can be avoided. When someone is aware of their smile, they tend to smile less. If your teeth are misaligned or missing, they can be replaced. Having a confident smile is associated with a higher degree of dental care. It’s another beneficial cycle for your mouth.

Three Benefits of a Healthy Mouth

Tooth decay causes unsightly cavities in the mouth, leading to more cavities and tooth loss. It’s not just about vanity; it’s about the overall health of your body. While there are many benefits to having a healthy mouth, here are three to consider:

  • Improved Mood. Smiling has a direct effect on the way a person feels. Smiling activates the brain’s chemical reaction causing you to feel more joy. Additionally, it increases your mood, lowers stress, enhances the perception of life, and increases the immune system.

  • Attract People. People are naturally inclined to associate with those who are more content. People enjoy feeling happy. Being around happy people naturally increases the mood of those around them. Additionally, others are more inclined to approach a friendly-looking individual than someone who appears unhappy.

  • Improved Health. Having a beautiful smile has more benefits than just increasing self-esteem. It also has a positive effect on the overall health of your body. A common symptom of poor oral health is tooth infection and gingivitis, which is inflammation of the gums. This can indicate issues with techniques, for instance, brushing and flossing incorrectly, but it can also suggest that there is another issue in the body. These are examples of the association between tooth decay and the connection between diabetes and gum disease and heart disease.

Smiling increases your confidence, but confidence in smiling at you increases your desire to smile! White smiles are common in commercials and movies. It can be hard to get excited about showing your smile when you don’t seem to be smiling. Hiding your smile because you’re unhappy with how your teeth look can have long-term effects on your self-esteem. It can reduce the ability to express happiness, thereby increasing self-confidence in others.

If you would like to reap these and other benefits of a healthy smile, please contact Sedation Dental and make an appointment. We’re excited to help people regain their confidence in smiling. When people laugh more, the world is a happier place.

Dan Davidian, DDS

Dr. Dan Davidian received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UNC School of Dentistry and  trained at Ohio State in advanced Airway Management. He Trained at the Medical College of Georgia and received his IV sedation Certificate as well as additional Advanced Life Support Training. Dr. Davidian holds a fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists: ICOI and has additional training in: complete cosmetic restorations and makeovers, mini-dental implant restoration and placement for denture stabilization, same-day implant placement and restoration, and cosmetic and neuromuscular rehabilitation. 

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