3 Reasons Why It’s Important to Take Care of Your Teeth

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There’s plenty of reasons to take proper care of your teeth and gums. Some of them have to do with appearance and others have to do with function. What you may not know is that taking care of your teeth also impacts your quality of life and your general health. If you are curious about why your teeth matter other than to make it easier to smile or eat, consider these three reasons.

Aids in Detection of Many Health Issues

Did you know that problems with the teeth can be indicative of other kinds of health ailments? Many dentists in Markham are capable of spotting signs that you need to schedule an appointment with your physician, based on the condition of the teeth and the appearance of the gums. Since early detection leads to swift treatment, choosing to take care of your teeth by undergoing an annual dental checkup is one way to con-trol or resolve whatever health issue you are facing.

Health issues like diabetes, heart problems, and certain forms of cancer create signs that a dental professional can identify. Choosing to have an annual oral exam does more than protect your teeth; it could also lead to the detection and treatment of a condition that needs attention now rather than later.

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You Might Live Longer

There are many studies that indicate people who keep their natural teeth longer are likely to live for more years. Some indicate that if you still have all your teeth (and they are in good condition) by the time you reach your seventh decade, the odds of making to your 100th birthday are higher. Your Markham dentist can help you understand why maintaining good oral health has such an impact on your life expectancy, and what you can do to keep those teeth in excellent shape for a longer period of time.

Enjoy Life to the Fullest

Health teeth benefit you in all sorts of ways. Did you ever wonder what it would be like to chew without sound teeth? Perhaps you had a small sense of how things would be if you’ve ever had a toothache and couldn’t chew on one side. It was awkward, and maybe you found it harder to chew your food thoroughly. Maybe you even had a bit of indigestion afterward. Imagine living with that every day.

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Simple things like a conversation are also affected by the condition of your teeth. If some are missing or worn down, it will impact your ability to enunciate properly. Either people have to put more effort into understanding what you say, or you end up holding back and not participating in discussions as often as you would like. You are also less likely to smile and laugh when you are around other people.

If your teeth are in good condition, you can chew with greater ease. It’s certainly simpler to participate in conversations and feel comfortable enough to smile and laugh at social gatherings. In this sense, taking care of the teeth is one way you get to enjoy life more.

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When was the last time you had your teeth checked? Now is the time to call a local expert in dentistry and set up an appointment. Change some of your dental hygiene habits and take better care of your teeth. In the long run, the effort will be worth it.

Andrea Galick

Andrea Galick is an accomplished Dental Hygienist (RDH) with a passion for helping patients achieve optimal oral health. Andrea has built a reputation as a caring and skilled practitioner who puts her patients at ease and provides individualized care that meets their unique needs.

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