How Smiling and Proper Chewing Contribute to Your Health

Feb 17th, 2012 | By | Category: More dental news, Preventive Dentistry

healthWe’ve thoroughly covered how a healthy body is linked to a healthy mouth and vice versa.  The foods you eat and your level of happiness play a huge role in feeling good and healthy. Stress and poor nutrition can lead to all sorts of health problems, so it pays to be diligent with self-care. Here’s how a constant frown and a bad diet can negatively impact your life.

How does smiling affect my overall health?

Try a little experiment: smile, and then try to think about something negative. It’s very difficult, isn’t it? Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins and serotonin, chemicals that make you feel good and even relieve pain. Smiling also makes you look younger, lowers your blood pressure, and boosts your immune system. But what if you’re embarrassed by your smile? If you have teeth you’re not proud to show off, you may be missing out on all the positive benefits of smiling.

How does proper chewing affect my overall health?

Perhaps your teeth hurt because of tooth decay or gum disease, and because of this, you avoid eating certain foods. Maybe your teeth do not meet properly because of bad dental work or enamel erosion, and consequently you have a hard time chewing. Subsisting on soft foods can lead to a variety of health problems, including weight loss, weight gain, or malnutrition. Your quality of life also suffers, because eating a wide variety of delicious foods is one of the great pleasures in life.

How can Dr. Moiceanu help?

If you have cavities, gum disease, or bad dental work that needs repairing in order for you to chew properly, Dr, Moiceanu provides a variety of general dentistry treatments that can leave your teeth feeling great and functioning properly in no time. If you feel your smile isn’t attractive, Dr. Moiceanu offers a range of cosmetic procedures, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, porcelain inlays and onlays, and Invisalign orthodontics.

There’s no need to hide your smile or live with poorly functioning teeth any longer. You deserve to experience all the benefits of smiling, laughing, and enjoying a good diet and health, so call Dr. Moiceanu at (510) 758-7222 to schedule an appointment. Hilltop Family Dental serves patients in Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Vallejo, Pinole, El Cerrito, Hercules, Benicia, and the greater Contra Costa County areas.

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