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One of the many reasons your oral health is important is because it affects your general health, not just your teeth. Beyond influencing the appearance of your smile, dental health also helps many organs function more effectively. We invite you to review the following ways that excellent dental health can improve your physical wellbeing:

– Self-esteem and quality of life: First, a beautiful smile is beneficial to your mental and emotional health because it can boost your self-confidence and help you enjoy more success in your career and love life.

– Digestion: Your teeth grind food into small, digestible portions that your body uses for nourishment, and the saliva produced during this process assist in breaking down the nutrients that support your digestion and help to prevent stomach pain, bloating, gas, and constipation. Taking the time to chew your food well can help you maintain your weight, lose excess weight, and improve your energy through nutrients.

– Articulation: You have your healthy teeth to thank for the ability to speak clearly. Strong teeth that are in their proper placement enhance your articulation and help you speak clearly with others throughout the day.

Keep your smile in good health by brushing and flossing daily, staying hydrated with proper water intake, and chewing sugarless gum. We encourage you to take your dental health a step further by scheduling your end-of-year dental visit with our dentist, Dr. Scharla Collins. Learn more proper care for oral health in Mesquite, Texas, by contacting Texas Teeth at 972- 270-5113 today!