Improve Your Smile To Improve Your Health And Waistline
Dental care and a good home hygiene routine is very important for everyone to do consistently, however not everyone excels in this area. There are some simple and fast ways to care for your teeth and this can have a big impact on your health.
For starters if you take good care of your teeth you will be less likely to indulge in sugary snacks and drinks – an easy way to reduce your calories and boost your health. If you follow simple recommendations which are generally common sense, and advice from your dentist you’ll be good to go. And you’ll be boosting your health and wellness at the same time, not to mention your confidence through having a great smile.
Did you know that oral bacteria can damage your health? as well as damaging your gums and the integrity of your teeth. Bacteria in your mouth and on your tongue can have a very damaging effect on your health as it’s possible to harbour dangerous bacteria in your mouth.
If you’re nervous about attending your dental appointments, try choosing a spa style dental clinic where the focus is on luxury and relaxation – many patients report this as a positive experience that’s relaxing. In terms of basics at home you should be brushing and flossing at least twice a day and keep your toothbrush in pristine condition, you can also use mouth wash if you like, the zero alcohol version is better for your health also.
You’ll need to go for dental checkups every around every 6 months, and hygienist appointments as advised. This will keep your dental health in check and motivate you to maintain a healthy diet easily. You will naturally find you are cutting out a lot of sugary treats and drinks, and be healthier without much effort, or without having to burn off loads of calories for practically no reason.
You may also find you are reading the ingredients labels on food products more often and with greater care and attention – this is obviously great for your teeth and for your health, body weight and waistline.
Once your dental health is top notch, ask yourself if you’re happy with the appearance of your smile? are your teeth aligned and as white as you’d like them to be?
If the answer is no, talk it over with your dentist – they may provide cosmetic dentistry treatments or can refer you to another cosmetic dentist. Many adults did not have braces when they were teenagers and later regret not having orthodontic treatment when they were younger.
They may smile less, hide their smile or feel self conscious. Anything that improves your smile will greatly improve your health as you’ll be at ease and confident, standing tall and upright and making better diet choices due to greater awareness and pride.
You’ll be amazed at the different straight teeth can make to your confidence and also your health. Many adults avoid orthodontic treatment as they don’t want to advertise the fact that they are having treatment by having traditional metal braces. That’s why clear braces are the leading choice in smile makeovers, for example a practice favoured by patients in the home counties area around London is a central practice. Your dentist will be able to recommend a specialist in the field of invisible orthodontics.
Clear braces are the reason more than 6 million patients have now chosen Invisalign – because they are seen as being completely socially acceptable.
Another huge benefit is that the clear aligners are removable so patients can still eat their favourite foods, but because it’s necessary to first take out your aligners when eating, many patients end up making wiser choices about what they eat and drink during their day – another proven reason why improving your smile improves your health.
Cost wise, many patients have insurance cover that can be used towards the cost of their treatment. This includes health insurance, dental insurance and orthodontic cover. Your practice will be able to advise, and most also provide monthly payment options.
You should find the best practitioner in your area, and don’t be afraid to travel within your region – it will be worth it for the results you get. Because your smile results will depend on the specialist carrying out your treatment as well as the technology and system.
You can ask family and friends for a recommendation, and your dentist can also advise. You can also look online at reviews and be sure to look at before and after galleries of images showing the smile makeovers from start to finish. You can look at before images which are similar to your existing concerns, be it alignment, crowding or gaps, or any bite problems. If you have a bite problem and this is resolved you’ll also reduce or eliminate tension which exists when a patient has an incorrect or mis-aligned bite. The BDA provides additional information on improving your dental health and your overall health.
One thing you definitely should not do is to choose based on price as you may not get the best possible results. This includes avoiding Groupon deals, discounts or vouchers. The best practitioners have waiting lists and certainly don’t need to issue any discounts.
So to summarise, improve your smile and you’ll improve your health and wellbeing. You’ll also give your confidence a massive boost. What are you waiting for? Find ways to improve your smile now and reap the benefits.
Be sure to send us your before and after images so that we can congratulate you on your new smile. We look forward to hearing from you and remember that in today’s world of Instagram and selfie ready smiles your confidence will soar.
And remember by improving your smile and thinking more about what you’re eating, you’ll naturally multiply your fitness results in an easy and natural way and without having to lift more weights or burn more calories. And once you’ve got used to the added awareness that comes from seeking to improve your smile you will be able to easily maintain your new results which could include a slimmer waistline and physique.