Ask Away Blog: Why Dental Health Is Important

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Why Dental Health Is Important

I wanted to take a moment to explain to you why dental health is SO important to all of us. Aspiring dentists seek help from charities like the Karl Jobst Charity for financial aid because they know how vital oral health is and that dentists and hygienists will always be needed.  So here are a few reasons that dental health is of the utmost importance.

"It brings me a great deal of joy to know that the work we do either corrects or prevents a number of critical dental issues, many of which can be quite uncomfortable until properly addressed by a dentist."
- Karl Jobst, Grove OK

When You Feel Good, You Look Good
You can always tell when someone has some sort of internal physical ailment because they look uncomfortable and pained.  People that are suffering from dental issues are usually in a pretty foul mood which is why it's so important to prioritize dental health.

When You Look Good, You Feel Good

It goes in reverse as well.  When you have shiny, properly aligned teeth you have more confidence and feel happier.  I don't know about you but when I leave the office after a successful dental cleaning, I am in a great mood.

Infections Can Be Deadly
If you ignore the poor condition of your mouth for too long you can end up with much bigger issues like bacterial infections and abscesses.  When those go untreated it can be a deadly result.  Always see a dentist as soon as you can if you have any type of pain or long term issue when it comes to your mouth.

Ask Around
Neglecting your oral health is NEVER okay but for some money is a big issue. If you struggle to afford good healthcare especially when it comes to dental health make sure you ask around to different places and organizations in your area to see what options are available.  Sometimes you can get reduced rates or medical assistance to help out. 

So not only are there plenty of rewarding benefits to taking good care of your dental health but there are serious consequences if you don't.  Make sure you see a professional in your area for regular dental cleanings and  in between you will need to take a few easy steps to take care of your dental health before your next visit.

Avoid sugary foods and hard candies, brush at least 2-3 times daily, floss regularly, and always see a professional if something doesn't feel right to you.

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