It is said when you smile at the world, the world smiles back at you. Are you confident and proud of your smile?
Your smile plays a major role in how you feel about yourself and how others perceive you. Smiling not only makes you feel better but also gives the impression that you are successful, gives you a more youthful appearance, relieves stress, makes you feel more relaxed, which can help to boost your immune system, releases endorphins that are considered to be a natural drug and pain killer and helps you to stay positive.
It goes without saying, then, that maintaining a healthy smile is the key to making good things happen and, at the same time, a healthy smile prevents harmful bacteria from entering your bloodstream and lungs and contributing to the effects of cardiovascular disease.
However, not everyone is blessed with a nice smile. Genetics play a major role in every part of your life and your mouth is no different.
The alignment and strength of your teeth can be affected by genetics and determine the likelihood and severity of tooth decay, even though you brush your teeth every day. People with more grooves in their teeth, or teeth that are poorly aligned, are at greater risk of cavities as acids can easily sneak in to those grooves and crevices, dissolving more of the tooth.
In addition, your smile can be compromised by tooth decay, periodontal disease, receding gums and tooth loss. Tooth decay can cause black spots on the teeth and may require treatment with fillings. Periodontitis or gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults and can affect the gum and underlying bone’s ability to hold on to teeth or keep them stable while chewing.
The dental professionals at Lansdowne West Dental at 1524 Lansdowne Street West can help you improve your smile through techniques from teeth whitening to cosmetic and restorative correction. To arrange an appointment, call 705-742-9999 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit their website www.lansdownewestdental.com.