Often, at the end of a long day, it is difficult to remember why it is so important to brush and floss. When you would rather skip your oral care routine to catch a few more minutes of sleep, consider the fact that brushing and flossing take less than five minutes, yet their health benefits extend far beyond a beautiful healthy smile. As this is self-improvement month, Dr. Robert Danz, our experienced dentist in Hudson, NY, has provided a short list of advantages to help you to stay motivated and avoid tooth pain.

Top 3 Advantages of Visiting Your Dentist

  1. You will smile more and feel better about yourself if you keep those appointments with your dentist. It is true. People who are unhappy with their smile try not to show their teeth, especially those who are missing teeth. If you are happy with your smile, you will feel confident and tend to show it off more. Research shows that the act of smiling can also improve your mood.
  2. Gum disease can raise your likelihood of suffering from system illnesses, such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and more. Dentists know that the bacteria that cause gum disease can circulate throughout your body and also results in chronic inflammation.
  3. You need healthy teeth in order to chew. It is the first step in the entire digestion process. If you have tooth pain and avoid seeing your dentist, you will likely begin eating soft foods that do not offer as much in the way of nutrition as a wider assortment of fruits and vegetables do.

For anyone interested in learning more about the links between oral health and overall health, a visit to your dentist in Hudson, NY, is the key. Call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Danz today. He would be happy to help you improve your smile.