Three Ways Your Dental Health Impacts Your Quality of Life
Phoenix dentist Dr. Chad Hines is committed to sharing information with you that affects your oral health. It seems that almost every day we see new information about the ways that your oral health affects your overall health. There’s no doubt that what happens in your mouth has a direct effect on your body.
But you may not consider that there are other factors related to poor oral health that come into play that affect your overall quality of life.
- Discomfort – Unhealthy teeth cause pain. Since untreated dental problems can creep up on you, you will feel like everything’s okay until the decay or infection becomes painful. Then one day you wake up and your whole world is upside down because you are in such pain. You can’t work and you can’t think because you are completely focused on the discomfort.
- Shame – The majority of us know how to protect our oral health even if we don’t practice it all the time. So if you have been less than diligent about oral health care, you may feel ashamed that those missed appointments are now coming back to haunt you.
- Lack of Confidence – You know what a healthy smile looks like, and you know yours isn’t it. You tend to hide your smile because you feel like all anyone is noticing are your unhealthy teeth.
All of these problems add up to a diminished quality of life. It’s hard to feel good about anything when you are always in pain or feeling embarrassed and ashamed about your dental health.
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But you don’t have to live with these feelings. You can make the choice today to take steps to regain your oral health and enjoy your life. Please call to arrange an appointment with our Phoenix dentist so we can show you the benefits of excellent oral health!