Every New Year, people make all types of resolutions. A resolution is defined as "a firm decision to do or not to do something". Common New Year's resolutions include exercising more, losing weight, eating healthier, saving money and spending more time with family and friends. One out of four people will quit their New Year's resolution within one week and 46% of people still keep their resolution at six months.
For 2023, you may want to consider a resolution of making your smile nicer and taking better care of your teeth and oral health. Here's why...
- The first thing people notice about another is their smile. A survey for USA Today by Philips Sonicare revealed that 47% of people chose a nice smile as the thing that most attracted them
- Teeth are not just for chewing; they also help to form a secure seal around your food so that you can swallow it correctly
- Teeth help maintain your face's length and the structure of your jawbone.
What Can Happen If Your Teeth Are Missing or Damaged?
If you have lost many of your teeth, this can cause your face to sag, wrinkles to form or a sunken look to your face. Teeth that are still there but are broken and left untreated can cause infection or the tooth to die. If a tooth has a cavity but is left untreated it can lead to gum disease, which can cause the loss of teeth and other medical problems.
Your Oral Health is Linked to Your Overall Health
How your teeth look is not the only important thing to consider. The health of your teeth and mouth is directly linked to your overall health.
An unhealthy mouth and teeth are linked to many general health problems such as stroke, diabetes, and heart disease. Gum disease can also cause an increase in your risk of pancreatic cancer.
This is the Year to Start Taking care of You!
If you have a busy schedule and have put taking care of yourself on the back burner, including taking care of your teeth and oral health, this is a great time to make 2023 the year you will make a change.
By setting a resolution to take better care of your teeth this New Year, you are actively taking action toward improving your overall health while creating a more beautiful smile.
Start the new year off right with a new smile! This New Year's resolution is worth keeping! Let 2023 be the year you invest in healthier teeth and improved oral hygiene habits so that you can make your smile shine brighter than ever before!
Work with a dentist to get your oral health back on track and to make your smile great!
You will be amazed at what can be done to improve your oral health and the look of your smile.
If you have gingivitis or periodontal disease, we have treatments to clear it up. If missing teeth is the issue, we can replace one tooth or all of them. You don't have to settle for poor oral health or a smile that you don't like anymore. There are many things that can be done for any teeth or oral health problems.
Making your mouth healthier is an achievable goal and the good news is you don't have to do it alone as your dentist will be right there helping you along the way.
Once all of the dental work is completed and your oral health and the look of your smile has greatly improved, it will be up to you to maintain a good daily oral hygiene program of flossing once per day and brushing twice a day. Also, it is important to keep up with your in office dental cleanings.
Arnold Dentistry is here to help you to get your oral health back on track and to also create the smile you have always wanted! Make an appointment today to get started.