2019 - a New Year, Get a New Smile!

2019 - a New Year, Get a New Smile!

At the beginning of every New Year, millions of people resolve to change their lives for the better in some way. Often, their goals involve losing weight, getting more exercise, or establishing other healthy habits.

But there is one resolution, where no gym is required, that could truly improve your health and your life in so many ways. It's a resolution to maintain good dental health.

Are you actually giving your mouth the healthy respect it deserves? Not only does a healthy mouth improve your physical well-being, but it can also give you more confidence to help you achieve other positive changes in your life.

A Fantastic Smile Leads to More Confidence!

Most people know that the health of their teeth can make or break their smile. If you don’t like the appearance of your teeth, you may unconsciously cover your mouth with your hand or shy away from interactions with others. This can drastically affect your confidence, making it difficult to do things like ask for a promotion, approach new people, or participate in new, exciting activities you’ve been wanting to pursue.

Your self-esteem could be suffering, and you could be missing opportunities for a happier, more productive life. Others may see your behavior as standoffish when you don’t intend it to be.

If you’re happy with your smile and teeth, you’ll feel more confident and relaxed when engaged in personal and professional settings. You’ll be comfortable in business meetings, on a date, performing a presentation, or taking a class. Having a confident smile can mean the difference between achieving positive goals in your life or just sitting on the sidelines, letting another year pass you by.

Dental Health and Your Body

Have you been thinking about improving your health in 2019, how about starting with your mouth? The list of diseases linked to poor oral health is extensive. From heart disease to osteoporosis, research has shown that an unhealthy mouth can lead to health problems throughout the body.

Guess what? There’s good news. There are some simple things you can do to improve your oral health in 2019. Start with daily brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and seeing your dentist every six months are basics for a healthy mouth and teeth. Replace your toothbrush at least every three-four months. Sooner if it's showing signs of wear.

Your Dentist Can Be Your Partner in Health!

Just as you should see your physician regularly, your dentist should be an important part of your health care team. Problems like cavities and gum disease can be treated with the help of a qualified dentist – and the sooner they are treated, the better. Even if you’ve lost teeth or have issues with misaligned teeth, these problems can be corrected to give you the healthy mouth you deserve. With a little extra effort and attention to your dental health, you can be on your way to a more beautiful smile, a healthier body, and an outstanding year!

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Guerra, feel free to contact him at 561-844-6146. We’re here to help!

Some Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Cavities:

1. Keep Your Dental Appointments! As many as 23.7 percent of American adults have untreated cavities, according to data from the CDC. If it's been a while since your last dental appointment, it's time to schedule a visit.

2. Watch What You Eat! Don't forget about fresh fruits and veggies as healthy snack alternatives.

3. Take Supplemental Vitamin D. Vitamin D is important to help absorb calcium and phosphate from the food you eat.