Your smile is important and it is a common misconception that tooth loss is normal with aging. However, if you practice good oral hygiene for a lifetime it is far less common to suffer from tooth loss as you age. So, now that you know it’s possible to keep your smile for a lifetime let’s discuss why your pearly whites are so important.
Your Smile is Important. Here are 5 Reasons Why
Your smile is likely one of the first things people notice about you. Whether we like it or not others will judge us and form an impression based on our exterior appearance. Shiny white straight teeth may give a different impression than discolored crooked teeth.
Knowing that we are judged by our appearance, having a straight white smile can be a huge confidence booster. Making you feel good because you know your smile looks good.
Our teeth allow us to eat which is pretty important. We have different types of teeth and each is responsible for a different role when it comes to chewing. You can learn more about the types of teeth we have by reading our article, “Fun Facts About Your Teeth”.
When the tongue touches certain surfaces of the teeth this allows us to speak properly. Teeth are, therefore, essential for being able to properly form and enunciate words.
Teeth can play an important role in the structure of our face around the jaw area. When tooth loss is experienced the cheeks can appear sunken.
Your Teeth are Important – Keep Them
Practicing daily good oral hygiene is the best way to ensure you can keep your smile for a lifetime. The next time you’re tempted to skip brushing, flossing, or your regular teeth cleaning, remember how important your teeth really are.