At Michelsen Dental in Orange CA, many of our regular patients tell us that they went through a long period where going to the dentist was not anywhere near the top of their to-do lists.
Then something changed. Now they consider seeing us for a checkup twice a year as a fundamental part of their personal health care plans.
They are absolutely correct. Here’s why:
Teeth won’t stay healthy without regular dental visits, and they’ve come to appreciate that as they get older. From the obvious functional utility to the important cosmetic nature of teeth, we cannot live without them.
When it comes to functional utility, teeth are a foundation of our health. We use them to eat every day. The condition of our teeth can impose unneeded 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 natural teeth is, without question, the best.
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 gorgeous smile our self-esteem.
These regular patients have 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 perilous for teeth. The simple process of eating causes wear and tear. A continuous bacterial onslaught threatens the protective enamel. Cavities, , and trauma round out the list of detriments that could separate us from our teeth.
Healthy dental habits are the best way to keep your teeth in great shape. Making time in your busy day to brush and floss is a habit that will pay off throughout your life.
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