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Wilkes Barre Family Dentist Dr. James C. DeFinnis

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.

Having white teeth can be achieved through eating a balanced diet, limiting between-meal snacks, brushing using an approved fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist for checkup and deep cleaning. Though many spas offer services to whiten teeth, going straight to a dentist is still the safer and more practical option as they understand the underlying health issues behind teeth whitening and cleaning.

White teeth is important to projecting an attractive and inviting image. People, however, should always go for the betterment of their health above anything else. Others can promise and deliver instant white teeth, but it may compromise overall dental health. Seeing a dentist is the most beneficial thing we can do to achieve our oral care goals.


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 | , ,

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