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Oral Health Can Affect Self Esteem

Posted by AESTHETIC DENTISTRY on May 23 2021, 04:10 PM

Oral Health Can Affect Self Esteem

Have you ever thought about how our smile and the condition and positioning of our teeth makes an impact on our entire life? It’s true! A less than ideal smile can not just harm your self-esteem and self-confidence, it can cause you many other problems, including illness.

You see, when our teeth aren’t aligned properly, it can cause poor brushing. This can leave food trapped between the teeth, causing bad breath, cavities, and gum disease. Bad breath and cavities can make you insecure about speaking to others, making it hard to be social, interview for jobs, date, and do many other things many of us with healthy smiles take for granted.

Poor oral health can also contribute to diseases that affect the entire body, such as gum disease. Gum disease is known for not just causing bad breath, it can lead to receding gums, inflammation, and it can contribute to a long list of other serious conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and even Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

This is why taking care of our oral health is so important. Brushing twice a day for two minutes at a time and flossing at least once per day (preferably at night) is an excellent way to maintain the health of your teeth and gums, and of course, boosting your confidence in the meantime.

Are you concerned about anything going on in your mouth? Maybe it’s chipped, cracked or broken teeth. Maybe it’s crooked teeth, bad breath, or gum disease. The good news is that there are many solutions to these problems that can get you back to feeling confident about yourself and your smile again.

For gums, should you have gum disease, speak to Dr. Abelar about a treatment plan. Everything from laser gum treatments to antibiotic therapy may be used to help treat gum disease.

For crooked or broken teeth, solutions like veneers or braces may be recommended. Both of which can repair the look and shape of the smile, depending on the needs of your individual situation.

If your self-esteem is lacking due to issues with your smile, don’t despair! Contact Dr. Abelar’s office today and schedule an appointment.

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