According to Dr. Jack Ringer, past President an Accredited Fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry your smile is the first thing people notice when you open your mouth to greet them.
If you cover your mouth when you grin or talk, others will notice your lack of self-confidence. If you do happen to expose your chipped and broken smile you will look like you don’t care about your appearance. If you are in the middle of a job interview, your stained teeth could mark the end of the prospective position.
A broken smile can mean the end of that much-coveted promotion, but it could also spell disaster for your health. If you follow Dr. Ringer’s dental blog, you will know that there is a connection between your teeth and gums and your overall health. If you have chipped or broken teeth, chances are you are suffering from gum disease and tooth decay as well.
It is well documented that gum disease and tooth decay can cause problems with the rest of your body. If you suffer from gingivitis, or the more serious periodontal disease, you are in the high-risk category for heart disease and stroke. Chronic periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, also puts you at risk for diabetes and upper respiratory problems.
Gum disease occurs when bad bacteria make its way between your teeth and gums forming pockets. Those pockets are filled with plaque and tartar causing swollen, puffy, and bleeding gums. If left untreated, those pockets of puss will cause eventual tooth loss.
Regular brushing and flossing is an essential part of oral hygiene, but so is a healthy diet. According to Dr. Ringer eating a diet that is filled with calcium rich foods will help keep your teeth strong. Add fresh veggies and tooth safe fruits to the mix, and you will be well on your way to a healthier mouth and body.
While brushing flossing and a healthy diet are vital for overall health, so are regular dental checkups with your dentist in Anaheim Hills. Dr. Ringer recommends a minimum of twice-yearly dental appointments to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. Dr. Ringer will detect any future problems that would not be found without regular dental checkups. During your comprehensive dental checkup, an oral cancer screening will also be provided. Early detection is the key to oral cancer survival.
Replacing old silver fillings, fixing chips and cracks, or giving a face-lift to your old dental crowns is also good for your health. Those chips and broken fillings allow food particles and bacteria to seep into your blood stream. If this happens, you run the risk of heart complications.
A smile makeover with Orange County’s most popular Cosmetic Dentist will boost your confidence and improve your overall health. You’ll not only look good, but you’ll feel great as well.
Call or click and schedule a no obligation smile makeover consultation with Anaheim Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. Jack Ringer. You’ll be glad you did.