What It Means to Have a Healthy Smile

The Benefits of Oral Hygiene

The benefits of good oral hygiene can truly be seen from the inside out. A study conducted by OnePoll showed that 57% of Americans cover their mouths when they laugh due to insecurities about their teeth, and one in two would rather smile with their mouths closed.

If you find yourself falling into this habit, the problem is deeper than the fact that you don’t like your smile. The fact that you aren’t smiling frequently is an issue of its own because smiling more often will positively impact your quality of life. It has been proven that individuals who smile more feel happier and better about themselves. This could be because smiling releases endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine, which are all “feel-good” neurotransmitters that can lower your heart rate and blood pressure. That’s why, at Dental Health 360°, we are passionate about the value of a healthy smile and dedicated to helping you achieve it.

Here are three more reasons that having a healthy smile will change your quality of life for the better:

  1. Fresher breath

There is a reason that the global chewing gum market is upwards of a 32-billion-dollar industry. People are flocking to gum for its taste, stress-reducing qualities, and most notably, its ability to freshen breath. When you know you have fresh breath, taking on the world with confidence doesn’t seem as difficult. You don’t have to worry that your conversations are becoming an odorous experience. Gum may be a quick fix for bad breath, but underlying dental factors can actually play a major role in breath freshness.

Issues like cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease can cause an unpleasant odor to develop in the mouth. The routine cleanings performed at Dental Health 360° can prevent bacteria from accumulating and causing these issues. No matter where you are in your dental journey, our team will be here to help get your smile feeling healthy and looking amazing, so your daily interactions will be filled with confidence and fresh breath.

  1. First impressions to remember

Many of us fall prey to the habit of forming hasty judgments. Typically, it does not take long for us to form a first impression of someone. In fact, most people decide their impression of the people they meet within seven seconds. In a survey conducted by The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, nearly half of adult respondents (48%) reported that a smile is the feature they remember most after initially meeting someone. Not only does smiling make a lasting impression, but a nice smile makes you seem more trustworthy, with three out of four Americans being more likely to trust someone with a nice smile than someone with a nice job, outfit, or car.

While it always feels nice to make a lasting first impression, it’s what’s on the inside that really counts. A healthy smile improves your oral health and your health as a whole. Poor oral conditions have been linked to diabetes, leukemia, oral cancer, pancreatic cancer, heart disease, and kidney disease. Simple actions like brushing twice a day, flossing daily, rinsing your mouth, and receiving routine teeth cleanings from Dental Health 360° can empower you to kick these worries to the curb, so you can focus on living your best life and making killer first impressions with everyone you meet.

  1. Elevated confidence; lowered stress levels

More than a quarter of adults in the United States are insecure about their oral health, according to a survey that Cigna conducted titled “Behind the Smile: Oral Health Impacts Self-Esteem, Confidence, and Employability.” Respondents noted a significant correlation between routine dental care and self-confidence. The good news is that this insecurity is quite preventable. 75% of people who visit the dentist at least twice a year reported high self-confidence, in their smiles and in other areas. This means that patients of Dental Health 360°, and those who would like to become patients, have the power to take their confidence into their own hands. We provide services like routine cleanings, teeth whitening, gum disease treatment, and more, all of which will make you feel great about your oral health.

Another particularly compelling study conducted by the University of Kansas found that smiling helps reduce the body’s response to stress, lowers heart rate in tense situations, and can lead to lower blood pressure and even longevity. When your confidence is elevated, your stress levels are lowered, and your smile is on point, there will be nothing you can’t handle. Schedule an appointment with your local Paramas, NJ or Spring Valley, NY dentist, and take a step in the direction of confidence.

To schedule an appointment with Dental Health 360° in either our Paramas, NJ or
Spring Valley, NY location to experience the benefits of a healthy smile firsthand, call our office today at (201) 809-9566 or
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