There are plenty of things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, but one thing you might overlook is your teeth. How often do we really stop to think about the importance of healthy, beautiful teeth? Probably not often enough!
Because Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for what we have, this is the perfect time to consider your teeth and all the things they do for you.
Reasons to be Thankful for Your Teeth
Below are just a few of the many reasons why our teeth are underappreciated!
They improve overall health – As long as you take proper care of your teeth, they can help contribute to your overall health as well. In fact, it has been shown that people with good oral hygiene habits are less likely to suffer from heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
They work hard – Your teeth help you speak, smile, and chew. In fact, your teeth average around 30,000 chews per day if you are eating three meals each day!
They don’t require much care – Your teeth only require around 5-10 minutes of care a day to brush twice and floss daily. In addition to the two half hour appointments at our office every 6 months, this is really not too much to ask in exchange for all our teeth do for us.
They let us smile – Lastly, our teeth allow us to express our happiness through bright, beautiful smiles. Smiling even if you don’t feel happy, can reduce stress and naturally boost your mood.
Here at Auburn Family Dental, we want to wish all of our patients a healthy and happy Thanksgiving holiday. To schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning and an exam, please contact our Wichita, KS family dental office today. We are a premier Family Dentistry in Wichita KS.