Thanksgiving is around the corner and we can already smell the turkey and pies! Naturally, Thanksgiving reminds us all of what we have to be thankful for, but ‘teeth’ very rarely make the list.
Teeth may not be the first thing you think about when you make your list of what you are thankful for this Thanksgiving, but they should be! With proper dental care, your teeth provide you with a number of important life functions! Let’s take a look at all the reasons we should be grateful to our teeth!
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Health is typically not overlooked at Thanksgiving. Everyone is thankful for good health, but did you know that your good dental care contributes to that good health? That’s right! With a strong dental care routine, you are fighting off heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and much more!
It may be a bit obvious, but our teeth let us chew! Chewing the first step of digestion. If we couldn’t chew, it would be a lot harder to get the nutrients we need to stay alive. Because we have teeth, we can chew through tough proteins that not only keep us alive but allow us to stay energized through fun physical activities like dancing and sports!
Speech is created through sound that is manipulated by our lips, tongue and teeth. Because our teeth are simply there we are able to communicate better with one another.
Studies show that people find others more attractive and approachable when they are smiling. Because we take good care of our teeth, we aren’t afraid to flash our pearly whites! So, in a sense, we can thank our teeth for making us all more attractive individuals.
#5: Good Breath
Bad breath is caused by a buildup of bacteria in the mouth. When teeth are kept clean and healthy, breath smells better. Therefore, you can thank your teeth for feeling confident when you snuggle up with a loved on this Thanksgiving.
So, this Thanksgiving remember, without teeth:
- You couldn’t be eating that turkey
- You wouldn’t be chatting with friends and family
- You probably wouldn’t be too excited about smiling
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