The Benefits of a Healthy Smile
Being happy with the way your smile looks is an important aspect of getting the most out of life. Sure, a smile is cosmetic. It’s part of your surface appearance and doesn’t necessarily represent who you are on the inside. However, smiling is a form of communication. It is the most basic way humans express joy and happiness. So a smile is useful to let others know how you feel. It is way to communicate confidence and to take control of interpersonal communication.
At Perrigo Dental Care, we provide top-notch dental care that will keep your smile healthy. We want everyone in Birmingham to feel good and look good, and that starts with a smile!
When you are meeting someone for the first, at a party or a date, it is easy to feel awkward, after all, it is an awkward situation. However, you do not want to be visibly uncomfortable. That’s where a smile comes in. People who are unhappy with their teeth are less likely to smile, and as a result, they often come across as uninterested or, even worse, unfriendly in social situations.
Don’t let insecure feelings about your appearance lead you to come across differently than you actually are. Perrigo Dental Care wants you to be happy with your smile, so we offer a variety of services to make sure that you are.
A confident smile will go a long way in your professional life, as well. Whether you are new to a job and want your co-workers and employers to have faith in your abilities, or if you are a leader and you want to reassure your team that you know what you are doing. A smiling face sends the message that you are at ease in your position and comfortable with your duties.
If you do not smile at work, that may lead people to believe you are unhappy in your position or dissatisfied with a co-worker, even if neither is the case. Unspoken communication is a very important part of interpersonal communication, and it can have a drastic effect on your professional life. So don’t let employers and co-workers get the wrong idea; smile often. If you are not happy with your smile, then visit our office in Birmingham for a consultation to see which cosmetic procedure is right for you.
General Health Benefits
Of course, appearance is not the only reason to take care of your teeth. Your oral health directly affects your health overall. So a healthy smile is not just about looking good, it’s about feeling good, as well.
The most basic function of your teeth is to chew food. The health of your teeth dictates what you can or cannot eat. If you are missing back teeth, or molars, then you are going to have trouble chewing foods that are high in natural fiber. As a result, you will be more likely to choose food that is soft and overly processed. Eating too much processed food, which tends to be high in sugar, leads to a whole host of health problems, including malnourishment, obesity, and even tooth decay!
Inflamed and irritated gums also make eating healthy foods difficult. It is essential for the health of your body as a whole that your teeth and mouth be healthy. So don’t neglect your oral hygiene.
Tooth decay not only affects what you eat, it can also cause infection. If tooth decay is left untreated, it can move from the enamel to the soft pulp and cause an infection. Infections that start in your tooth can spread, not only to other teeth, but to your gums and throughout your body. This can cause abscesses in your mouth, bleeding, fever, and other serious illnesses.
Severe tooth decay is not something to be taken lightly, it not only causes a lot of pain, it is a very real risk to your health. Let Perrigo Dental Care help you stay healthy by helping you take care of your teeth.
How We Can Help
Our office in Birmingham will provide you with the high quality dental care you need to keep your smile healthy. Don’t put off dental check-ups. Come see us so we can keep your smile looking and feeling great.
Professional Cleanings and Regular Examinations
Even if you have a healthy home dental care routine, complete with brushing and flossing, you will still need to come in for professional cleanings. At Perrigo Dental Care we provide professional cleanings and dental examination. We have the equipment and experience needed to give your teeth the deep cleaning they need to stay healthy and bright. We will also give you a complete and detailed dental examination. Catching tooth decay and other oral health problems early ensures that we can fix them before they become bigger problems.
Don’t wait. Call us today to make an appointment and be on your way to a healthy and confident smile!