thankful for your chompers

6 Reasons to be Thankful for your Chompers

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Thanksgiving is almost here, so it’s a natural time of year to stop and take a moment to think about what makes you grateful. You might think about your job, friends, family, home… but do you ever stop and give thanks to your teeth? Just think about where you’d be without them. Hamilton Dental Care put together this list of six reasons to be thankful for your teeth this holiday season.

Reason 1) Your smile is your first impression

No matter what language you speak, everyone understands a smile. Smiling also can help break down barriers between people. Plus, a smile is your first impression, which could go a long way when meeting someone for the first time, like on a date or in a job interview.

Reason 2) Your teeth help you communicate

Your teeth and tongue play pivotal roles in your ability to speak. Healthy teeth support your cheeks and lips and contribute to helping you enunciate words when talking. Without any teeth or even missing only a few, it would be difficult to speak clearly.

Reason 3) Your teeth work hard every day

Every time you eat, chew, and speak, your teeth and the muscles of your mouth and jaw go to work. These muscles do some of the hardest work in your entire body. Your teeth help you crush, tear, and chew food when eating, which is the first step in the digestion process. Without your teeth, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy crunchy fruits and veggies, crusty bread, or meat.

Reason 4) Teeth are tough

You might get bumped, bruised, scraped, or cut but if you’re looking for the sturdiest substance in the human body, just open wide. It’s your dental enamel, the hard protective outer layer of your tooth structure.

Reason 5) They work even when you aren’t chewing or talking

Your saliva helps maintain a healthy pH balance and cuts down on the presence of bacteria and plaque that lead to tooth decay. You have to do your part by practicing good oral hygiene, avoiding tobacco, and limiting sugar consumption, but take care knowing your teeth are somewhat self-sufficient. While your teeth need brushing twice a day and flossing daily, your saliva is a natural protectant between meals.

Reason 6) They’re one of a kind

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, we often say no two smiles are the same. It’s true. When it comes to all the people who live today or have ever lived, none of them have the same smile and tongue print that you do. Each tooth is unique, just like your fingerprints.

Dentists in Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg

Now that you know reasons to be thankful for your teeth, it’s even more important to take care of them. Hamilton Dental Care offers a comprehensive range of services to help protect the oral health of you and your family. Schedule your consultation today by calling (570) 387-0533 if you’re located in the areas of Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA.