More often than not, we take for granted the things that we use and need every day, like for instance our teeth! When was the last time you thanked your teeth that you can remember?? Never, I would assume. How about your dentist or orthodontist who work hard to keep your oral hygiene in tip top shape and your teeth perfectly aligned and in good health? Even less.
Your teeth do so much for you. Whether you realize it or not, it’s all about what your teeth and smile can do to enhance your quality of life.
Since Thanksgiving is all aboout making family memories, feasting on delicious food, and most importantly reflecting on gratitude for the things that are important in life, let us not forget about those who serve and protect our oral health! Be thankful for each and every pearly white that can not only brighten your day and boost confidence, but actually are the foundation for nourishing your body!
1. Chewing the Tastiest of Thanksgiving Treats
Healthy teeth are a necessity for chewing all of our favorite foods. Whether hard or soft foods, eating is only enjoyable when your teeth are in the condition to devour traditional dishes. Although foods with fluffier textures, like mashed potatos, stuffing or sugary desserts, they tend to be high carb and not as healthy. Picture this, imagine munching a traditional turkey dinner with all of the trimmings completely toothless. Kind of takes the fun out of it, doesn’t it? Healthy teeth in great condition give us all the ability to tear through and break down all different types of food. Now that is something to be thankful for!
2.Your Teeth Convery Friendly, Warm Emotions When You Smile.
Our smiles express how we are feeling in the moment and towards other people. Whether we create an inviting energy to attract to others to us, smiles are infectious! Without a healthy smile, you would not be able to extend those messages of love and affection the same way around the holidays. No better gift to give one another than a well-maintained, appealing smile.
Eloquent and accurate speech is directly related to tongue and tooth positioning. We would have much difficulty communicating properly with one another if it wasn’t for balance and structural alignment within out mouth and along our gum lines. Speaking without any teeth would result in a loss of verbiage and we would be forced to hand gestures and drawings…like many of our family gatherings.
A person’s teeth give our faces balanced fullness and symmetry that would appear lost and sunken in if they were missing or off-alignment. Basically teeth offer facial support in other to give your lips, cheeks and overall aesthetic a more rounded and youthful appearances. Everyone is thankful for looking like the best possible version of themselves for all of those holiday photos and cards!
5. Maintain Bones And Keep Them Strong.
Working means you are getting stronger, much like your jawbones which remain thick and durable. They keep your teeth and face stable as they work hard by holding onto each and every tooth. If the jawbones didn’t have teeth to hold into place and support, they would shrink from not being used, which would yet again result in a displeasing aesthetic. Aside from the cosmetic concern, if you were missing your teeth, the bones would be forced to resorb and be re-utilized by other parts of the body. The jaw would start to weaken and deteriorate, putting people are a greater risk of fracture.
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving & Holiday season. Many of us have a lot to be thankful for so do not leave out your dental health or the professionals who help keep your smile happy.
As always visit your cosmetic dentist or orthodontist for regular dental examinations and professional cleanings.