Oral and dental wellness and overall health is a concept that
consists of several components.
First, increasingly medical evidence is showing the important link of oral health to overall body health. The mouth serves as a major point of introduction to infections that can enter the body. Cavities and poor gum health can lead to infections entering the body and bloodstream. Evidence is pointing to many illnesses resulting from these infections. Thus, an important component of oral and dental wellness is to ensure that your first line of defense (your mouth) is healthy and does not allow infections to enter your body.
Second, aside from infections, the structure of the mouth and
teeth are critical to overall well being. The position of the
jawbone to relation to the skull can lead to symptoms such as
headaches, back aches, neck pain, and other problems. Grinding
of teeth due to stress can lead to problems. The position of the
jaw during sleep can affect the quality of rest and sleep you
get. Thus, another important component of oral and dental
wellness is insuring a stable structure of the mouth and teeth
to alleviate structural pain issues.
Third, the smile is an important component to self-esteem and the impression you make with others. A beautiful smile consists of several factors, including the size, position, and color of the teeth, the relationship of teeth to gums and lips, and the relationship of the smile to the face. We all appreciate the importance of a great smile, and oral and dental wellness includes the feeling of wellness you get from being happy and proud about your smile.
Fourth, oral and dental wellness consists of the feeling of pride and comfort you receive in knowing that you are taking care of yourself, your health, and your self-esteem.
Finally, oral and dental wellness consists of the feeling of satisfaction you receive by getting treated with respect and care at your oral and dental wellness providers.
Let us help you to take care of your oral and dental wellness, and you will be healthier, feel better, and look better.