The benefits of having good oral health

We all know someone with perfect white teeth, whose smile just lights up a room. They are the lucky ones, it seems, but the more you know about your teeth and the benefits of good oral health habits, the more you’ll be smiling, too.

And did you know that smiling itself has health benefits? Scientists and psychologists agree that smiling actually releases endorphins into your bloodstream, which in turn helps increase your blood flow and reduce your stress. Smiling actually lowers your blood pressure and reduces stress, as well. 

And while it isn’t practical to walk around smiling all day, it does make sense to actually try to smile more, as the benefits are truly helpful to our well being. Having good oral health is a way to make even people with problematic teeth feel good about grinning from ear to ear; the CDC even offers a list of oral health practices that can help everyone have a better smile.

According to that U.S. government agency, brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is the optimum way to keep teeth healthy, along with drinking fluoridated water and using fluoride toothpaste. They also suggest yearly visits to the dentist for checkups and cleaning, even when there isn’t any tooth pain. Avoiding smoking and alcoholic drinks help keep your smile healthier, too. But even when following all the steps for oral health, some people are embarrassed by their smiles, because of having stained or crooked teeth.

For crooked teeth, the services of a professional orthodontist are the only way to safely change the look and shape of your teeth. With offices in Temecula and Menifee along with a new location now open in the City of Orange, Braces by Garcia is one orthodontic dental group that understands how important having a great smile can be to one’s overall wellbeing, while at the same time recognizing that the expense of braces can be out of reach for certain patients.

Knowing how important smiling is to health and wellbeing is why Dr. Garcia and his staff focus on world-class treatment at an incredible price. Braces by Garcia is dedicated to finding solutions to mouth problems like malocclusion (misaligned teeth and a bad bite), impacted or high canines, an open bite or other common problems, by using the latest dental technology. That means setting up a treatment plan for placing the braces (which can often happen in the same day) and monitoring the progress of your teeth’s improvement. Braces by Garcia also offers Gold and Clear braces and due to new technology often times can increase the amount of time between visits so that you don’t have to visit the office as much during treatment!

The result of having affordable braces is often transforming, allowing you to really put your heart into smiling much more often after your teeth are in align and looking great to the world. And even if you decide to embrace your crooked smile and not opt for braces, just remember that no matter what, it’s really healthy to keep on smiling whenever the mood strikes. You’ll feel better for it!