Poor Oral Health Can Make Having an Active Social Life More Difficult
Posted on 1/30/2019 by Dr. Brandon Cooley
Millions of people in the United States are missing one or all the teeth in their upper or lower jaws. The statistics are alarming and affect mostly seniors who can't afford regular dental checkups or other expensive procedures.
This is highly concerning not only from the standpoint of their health but because it also can affect their social life and general wellbeing.
The Importance of Oral Health and Healthy Social Life
If you have missing teeth, discoloration, or uneven teeth, you are probably self-conscious about it and avoid social situations. Many people with cosmetic dental problems cover their mouth when they speak and can even have difficulty eating properly because of loose-fitting dentures.
One of our primary goals is to care for our patients in a comprehensive way, giving them a smile they can be proud to show off. If you are not happy with your smile and are avoiding interacting with others in social settings, we can help you.
Oral Health Problems That Affect Your Social Life
Many problems can make a person self-conscious about his or her teeth and smile. In many cases, their social life will be affected. Dental issues from poor oral health include:
Yellow or discolored looking teeth
Gaps between your teeth
Swollen or bleeding gums
Chipped or cracked teeth
If you are suffering from any of these issues because we haven't seen you in a while, we urge you to make an appointment right now. Many of these problems can be easily solved with the appropriate treatment which will not only restore the functionality of your teeth but will make you feel better about your smile. Ask us about our cosmetic surgery options to improve the look of your smile.