If you’re one of the millions who sets a New Year’s resolution every January, maybe this year is the year to reconsider the typical goals, like taking up a new hobby or working out five times a week. There’s nothing wrong with goals that help you de-stress or improve your health. Perhaps another health-related goal to consider is your smile. And for many people, it won’t take months to see an improvement.
Why should you prioritize your smile? As smile experts in North Palm Beach, we know several reasons from years of seeing and hearing about improvements firsthand. We’ll give you five of the best reasons below. Some might surprise you! After you consider them, we invite you to start on your new smile by calling 561-763-9578.
1. You Will Save Money
You might be thinking, How can you save money by spending money on your smile? It doesn’t cost much money in toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss every year to brush and floss daily. The cost of routine dental cleanings and exams isn’t outrageous, either. If you have insurance, it’s usually covered in full, too.
But not brushing and flossing daily can cost your oral health through cavities, tooth infections, and more. Problems like that don’t go away on their own. They require restorative services like fillings, dental crowns, root canals, and possibly even extractions and tooth replacement.
Save the extra cash and spend it on what you want. Make sure you spend at least two minutes every morning and evening brushing your teeth, and floss once a day. Come to our office twice a year for a checkup. Aside from our trained eye, our digital imaging and cavity detection technology spots dental problems when they’re so small they can be prevented or repaired in the least expensive, least invasive way possible.
2. You Will Look Younger & Healthier
If you think about what makes people look younger and more attractive, you might zero in on their smiles. White, flawless teeth go a long way in knocking years off your appearance. Even research indicates a great smile makes a big impact in how attractive, successful, and friendly you seem. Obviously, a full, white smile is a sign of a healthy smile, too.
If you’re considering treatments to make you look younger, don’t neglect your smile. A simple treatment like teeth whitening might be all you need. We can even enhance your smile with dermal fillers for an even greater impact. Both of these treatments can transform your appearance in just one visit.
3. You Will Boost Your Confidence
It’s hard not to think about your teeth around others if they’re stained, cracked, too small, crooked, or missing altogether. It’s also hard not to think about your smile over lunch with friends if you’re afraid your dentures are going to fall out. Pictures and videos can reveal these flaws to you and expose them to others.
Fixing dental problems and investing in enhancements can give you the boost of confidence you need to smile proudly, eat without thinking, and talk to others without a second thought.
We’ve heard this over and over again from our patients. They have told us about job opportunities they took because they finally filled gaps in their smile. Some started eating around others because they didn’t have to worry about a dentures mishap during a meal. And others took a chance on a romantic interest because they felt prouder of the way they looked.
4. You Will Feel Better About Your Dental Health
It’s not normal to have persistent sensitivity in a tooth or to worry about chewing on one side of your mouth because of a missing tooth. Signs like this typically indicate a problem. And dental problems usually don’t go away. Waiting can create a larger problem, which usually means more pain, more time to deal with it, and more expense. It could also mean a permanent change, like tooth loss. And who wants to wake up at night with a toothache or have to take off work for an emergency dental appointment?
Even if you don’t have dental problems right now, you’ll have peace of mind by keeping up with your oral routine at home and at our office. A clean bill of dental health can eliminate dental anxiety too, whether at your next appointment or after we help restore your oral health through treatment.
5. You Can Prevent Health Problems
Obviously, keeping up with your dental health keeps your teeth whole and healthy. But it can also keep your body healthy. That’s always a good New Year’s Resolution!
Dental problems like tooth infection and gum disease have been linked to:
- Diabetes complications
- Fever and infection elsewhere in the body
- Systemic inflammatory problems, including heart conditions
- Alzheimer’s and dementia
- Heart infection
- Premature birth weight
- Poor nutrition if you are missing teeth
Fixing your bite can also help resolve chronic headaches and jaw pain. Orthodontics can straighten teeth so that plaque doesn’t build up between teeth, leading to cavities.
Prioritizing your dental health this year and beyond can set a good example for other family members, too.
If you’re ready to put your New Year’s resolution into practice, Acosta Dental Arts is ready to help. Call 561-763-9578 or contact us online to request an appointment in North Palm Beach, FL. Working together, we’ll come up with a personalized plan for your best smile yet.