In today’s post, we share a personal story from a patient:
For quite a few years, I didn’t have ‘go to the dentist’ at the top of my to-do list.
But all that has changed. I now consider visits an integral part of my personal health plan.
Teeth won’t stay healthy without consistent dental visits. I’ve come to realize this more definitively as I get older. From the obvious functional utility to the important cosmetic nature of teeth, we literally can’t live without them.
When it comes to functional utility, teeth are a foundation of our health. We use them to eat every day. The state of our teeth can impose unnecessary restrictions on our diet. With no teeth at all, our diet might be so restricted we don’t get the necessary nutrition.
For those who don’t have teeth, this is a sobering realization. Dentures and other prosthetic solutions can help. There are substitutes for the real thing, but having your own authentic teeth is preferred.
When it comes to the cosmetic side, there isn’t a replacement for a bright and toothy smile. It may be the most noticeable element of our face. Having a pleasing smile our self-esteem.
I’ve learned that a healthy smile is more than just a nice set of teeth. It contributes to all personal interactions.
Aging combined with poor dental hygiene is perilous for teeth. The simple process of eating causes wear and tear. A continuous bacterial onslaught threatens the protective enamel. Cavities, gum disease, and trauma round out the list of detriments that could separate us from our teeth.
We Want To Help You Have a Healthy Smile
Healthy oral habits are, of course, the best way to keep your teeth in great shape. Making time in your busy day to brush and floss is a habit that will pay off throughout your life.
Regular dental visits are also essential. Your dentist can help you improve the health of your teeth. Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry can help you discover oral problems before they become destructive.
Since your teeth are central to your overall health, it is critical to find a reputable dentist who can help.
At Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we have extended hours. We can accommodate your schedule.