At Thanksgiving time, many people like to remember the many things that they are grateful for. A healthy mouth is something that should be at the top of your list! Here is a list of what a healthy mouth allows you to:
- Enjoy all the delicious tastes of the holidays
- Enjoy better health
- Smile for those family photographs
- Have more confidence
Enjoy The Delicious Tastes of the Holidays
A healthy mouth allows you to chew and bite into the delicious foods that are found at holiday parties and gatherings. An unhealthy mouth (a mouth with tooth decay, missing teeth or periodontal disease) can have difficulty during holiday gatherings due to the increase in sugar, hard or sticky treats, and the need to chew harder meats and breads. A toothache can prevent you from having a happy holiday gathering.
Enjoy Better Health
When your teeth are healthy, you are more likely to eat nutritious foods, including fresh fruit, vegetables, chewy proteins, and crunchy nuts. An unhealthy mouth (one with tooth decay, missing teeth, or periodontal disease) prevents you from biting and chewing foods. It can also lead to serious health problems like heart disease and diabetes.
Your Teeth Help You Communicate
Try to say, “three thankful turkeys” without your teeth. You couldn’t do it! Healthy teeth help you carry on conversations throughout the holidays. They also help you ask for more pumpkin pie.
Smile For That Family Picture
The holidays are all about lighting up the world around you with joy and happiness. When you smile, it lights up your whole face. Your smile starts at your mouth and travels up your cheeks to your eyes. Spread a little light by smiling more this season!
A Healthy Smile Can Help You Have More Confidence
People who have healthy teeth aren’t afraid to let them show and are more likely to laugh or start a conversation with a stranger. People whose teeth are discolored, chipped or missing often feel embarrassed. They try not to smile and are hesitant to speak and show what’s going on behind their lips.
People who have healthy teeth aren’t afraid to let their teeth show and are more likely to laugh or start a conversation with a stranger. People whose teeth are discolored, chipped or missing often feel embarrassed. They try not to smile and are hesitant to speak and show what’s going on behind their lips.
When you know your teeth are sparkling clean, you don’t worry about whispering a secret to your best friend or giving your loved one a kiss. You can enjoy intimate conversations or tender hugs no matter what the season.
When teeth aren’t clean, bacteria can build up between teeth and below the gum line. Teeth start to decay, causing bad breath. If you currently have healthy teeth, daily brushing and flossing along with regular dental visits will keep your teeth healthy and your breath fresh.