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Why Having White Teeth is Important

Having white teeth is probably one of the most coveted physical assets people want to get as glistening white teeth makes them more attractive and can boost their confidence. But is there a deeper purpose for people to actually want a set of pearly whites? Apparently, there is and the reason goes beyond beauty and aesthetics.

According to the American Dental Association, the human mouth is a window into the health of the body. The condition of the teeth can reflect signs of nutritional deficiencies or general infection that may lead to systemic diseases that could also cause mouth lesions and other oral problems. A set of white teeth, in medical sense, is a sign of good health. Continue reading


July 22, 2014 Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Bruxism, Cavities, Children's Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, Emergency Dentistry, Family Dentistry, General Dentistry, Healthy Living, Just for Fun, Missing Teeth, Office Technology, Oral Hygiene, Restorative Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry, Tooth Sensitivity, White Fillings | , , | Leave a comment