In today’s post, we share a personal story from a patient:
For many 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 a fundamental part of my personal health plan.
Teeth won’t stay healthy without scheduled 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 diminished 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 genuine 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 beautiful 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 risky 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. Practicing proper oral hygiene daily with pay off throughout your life.
Regular dental visits are also crucial. Your dentist can help you upgrade the health of your teeth. David A. Rice, DDS can help you discover oral dilemmas before they become destructive.
Since your teeth are central to your overall health, it is critical to find a reliable dentist who can help.
At David A. Rice, DDS, we have extended hours. We can accommodate your schedule.