Your Las Vegas dentist understands the importance of your smile. Your smile is one part attractant, one part welcome, but also an indicator of your overall health. Poor oral hygiene can negatively affect everything from first impressions at a job interview to your overall health.
This article looks at how important your smile is to all aspects of your life and why good oral hygiene has more than a cosmetic impact.
Not Just a Pretty Face – The Real Impact of Oral Health
Your Las Vegas dentist, Dr. Hadley, went into cosmetic dentistry because he understood that the first impression you make when meeting someone new is tied closely to your smile. Americans place a lot of stock in clean white teeth and a straight attractive smile. Dr. Hadley’s mission is to make a nice smile available to all his patients.
Enhancing your physical appearance with a beautiful smile can open all kinds of doors. If you lack self-confidence because of broken or discolored teeth, veneers, bridges, or even Invisalign braces, can help your confidence and your smile. At Smiles by Dr. Hadley, everyone can have a Hollywood smile. Now, just imagine how it could change your social life for the better.
Straight teeth and a bright smile present an image of success, friendliness, and success. Interestingly, studies have shown us that people with more attractive smiles make more income and are considered more trustworthy by people they meet. Studies have also indicated that smiling more can make you feel happier. Smiling sends a message to your brain to release endorphins, which is a feel-good chemical that – well, makes you want to smile more.
Sharing a smile with other people can also make them happy. See there – a nice smile can change the world.
But a pretty smile isn’t just an indicator of good looks. Your oral health is a mirror of your overall health. Regular dental checkups can spot the telltale signs of serious underlying health issues like infections, immune diseases, and even, cancer. Practicing good oral health is important because if you don’t, tooth and gum disease can actually negatively affect the health of your vital organs, including the brain, heart, lungs, and immune system. Bacteria from the mouth can travel to the heart, causing a dangerous condition that could lead to the failure of the organ. Gum disease can contribute to autoimmune disorders.
Here’s something else: Oral hygiene includes your bite and tooth grinding. If your teeth are worn and your bite doesn’t fit together properly, you may develop a condition known as TMJ. This is a painful problem that can lead to jaw, neck, and head issues. It can even affect your balance and hearing.
Your Oral Health is Connected to Everything
Are you starting to see how important your smile is? From oral hygiene and health to attracting your next job – or your next mate, having a healthy white smile can change your life. If you’re ready to make the journey toward a new smile and a new you, contact our team today.