Get Healthy by Straightening your Teeth

Posted on 04/10/2017 by Dr. Lovrovich
A retainer inside of a blue case.Summer is a great time to think about our overall health as we slip on bathing suits and become more active. Are you as healthy as you can be right now?

One area you may be overlooking is your dental health. Did you know that a straight smile can contribute to that overall health?

That is because crooked teeth make it difficult to clean every area of your mouth, putting you at risk for tooth decay and serious diseases, such as gum disease.

Straight Teeth Mean Clean Teeth

In between your regular six month check-ups with your general dentist, it is up to you to keep your teeth clean. If you cannot get in between all areas of your mouth or reach all of the crevices, you are leaving bacteria to fester, turning into plaque and tartar, which put you at risk for gum disease.

The advanced stages of this disease can lead to serious overall health issues that include heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Rather than taking a chance, why not use this summer to get the straight smile your mouth needs?

Straight Teeth Mean more Self-Confidence

In addition to the ability to preserve your health, straight teeth will naturally give you more self-confidence. You will carry yourself better, socialize more, and just be happier overall. Straight teeth can be the answer that you need to improve your physical and emotional health. Why not come on in today to see how we can help you get the straight smile you need and deserve?

Bonded Retainers – Are you Caring for Yours?

Bonded retainers are one of the easiest ways to ensure that your straight teeth stay straight. There is no forgetting to put it in; it is always there. But just like when you had braces, you must care for your retainer in order to prevent serious illnesses, such as gum disease from occurring.

The key is getting in between each tooth with floss and/or a dental pick. It is very important to keep up with the areas in between your teeth as that is where food will get stuck and eventually cause bacteria, plaque and tartar buildup which is what puts your oral health at risk!

Adults and Straight Teeth – It’s not too Late!

Do you want straight teeth, but feel like you are too old? We are here to tell you that you are never too old for braces! If your self-esteem is faltering or you are unable to clean your teeth as well as you should, come in for a consultation. We will help you determine the best method of treatment that will provide you with the straight, beautiful teeth you have always desired.

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that braces are only for teenagers – we have plenty of adults that come in for orthodontic treatment, leaving with a bright, beautiful smile that they carry with them for many years to come!

Please contact our office if you have any questions about straightening your teeth.

4540 Sand Point Way NE, Suite 140
Seattle WA 98105-3941

Tel: (206) 525-7000
Fax: (206) 525-0479

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