2 Health Benefits Of A Smile Makeover [BLOG]
If you’re unhappy with your smile, then you are probably too familiar with the toxic, negative energy it can create in your life. Damaged or missing teeth are more than just an embarrassment. They’re a source of emotional anguish, as well. They steal your joy, influence your decisions, and can force you to isolate yourself out of fear or feelings of unworthiness.
Naturally, it can make you think of your dream smile and how it’s probably out of your reach. You think, perhaps, a smile makeover will be too expensive. Your smile is in need of so much repair, there’s no way you could handle it financially.
Or maybe you’re afraid of the type of extensive, invasive, and painful procedures it would take to fix all the dental problems you have. In fact, fear of the dentist is probably what lead to all of those problems in the first place.
Whatever has held you back from making over your smile, our team at the LANAP & Implant Center wants you to know that the smile you’ve always wanted can be within your reach. Not only that, you need to know that a transformed smile benefits more than just your appearance.
Today, we’re sharing two powerful ways a smile makeover can benefit your health.
Eat Better With A Smile Makeover
Dental problems affect more than just your smile’s appearance. They can have a profoundly negative impact on your health, particularly when it comes to nutrition. You’re probably well aware of how what you eat affects your teeth. We hear all the time growing up that we should avoid too much sugar because it can cause tooth decay and cavities, for example.
What we don’t hear much about, however, is how your teeth affect what you eat! Let’s consider some common problems people face with damaged teeth:
-You’ve lost teeth due to an injury, accident, or health issue such as gum disease.
-You have poor bite alignment.
-You have hot and cold tooth sensitivity.
-You have an infected tooth root that makes eating certain foods painful or uncomfortable.
-You have cracked, chipped, or broken teeth.
Obviously, these sort of problems can make you feel embarrassed about how you look when you smile, laugh, and speak. But how do these dental problems affect your dietary decisions?
Damaged or missing teeth will making eating a difficult, and oftentimes, painful experience. To compensate for that, you avoid certain healthy foods like lean protein and crunchy fruits and vegetables. You might opt for mostly soft foods, which limits your nutrition significantly.
A smile makeover involves any type of cosmetic or restorative treatments that repair all that damage so you can have a fully-functioning set of teeth once again. It helps you regain the ability to bite and chew comfortably so that you can finally eat all the delicious, healthy foods you’ve likely been avoiding for a long time.
So it’s not just about how you look. It’s about function. A smile makeover restores your function and allows you to make better dietary decisions, which overall, will vastly improve your health.
Handle Stress More Easily With A Smile Makeover
Have you ever thought about how stress affects your health? Some studies suggest that many of our chronic diseases can be traced back to stress. When you’re under a great deal of stress, whether it’s because of issues at work or the demands of parenthood, the level of cortisol in your body will increase. Cortisol is a steroid hormone that’s released throughout the body, and just how much of it is released depends on the kind of demand that’s being placed on your body at any given moment.
Highly stressful situations and circumstances will result in higher levels of cortisol that can throw your hormones out of balance. That imbalance can make you much more susceptible to systemic health problems.
So how does this relate to a smile makeover? Well, it’s quite simple. When you feel good about how you look, you smile more. You laugh more. You become emotionally alive and less inhibited. There’s a psychological liberation when that heavy burden of embarrassment has been lifted. You start to feel… happy. When you smile more, your body releases those feel good endorphins that can help you achieve a healthier balance, inside and out.
When you look good, you feel good, and feeling good emotionally will help you manage stress more effectively.
Schedule A Consultation For A Smile Makeover Today!
Are you ready to take advantage of the health benefits of a newly restored smile? Then give us a call today at 610-850-9206 for our Collegeville, PA office or 570-433-8019 for our Williamsport location. You can also fill out our convenient online form to set up an appointment for a beautiful smile and better health.