Dr. William Nerestant

Make a Resolution for a Healthy Mouth

This New Year’s, we want to switch it up a bit and challenge all of our patients to think outside of the box when making their commitment to change for the better. It’s not uncommon for someone to commit to losing weight, resolving to quit smoking, or exercise more. But at our dental office in Lakeland, we want to give you a few good reasons why your New Year’s Resolution should be for a healthy mouth.
Dental Health & Overall Health Are Linked
We mentioned earlier that many people make resolutions for their overall health at this time of year, but what’s often overlooked is the correlation between oral health and overall health. Poor oral health has been linked to several serious whole-body problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. Some serious health problems also first show signs in the mouth. So, it’s safe to say the healthier your mouth is, the more likely it is that your whole body is healthy, too.
Gives Confidence
Perhaps you want to work on your self-confidence this year. If you aren’t proud of your smile, you tend to shy away from cameras or laugh or smile with your mouth closed. This can negatively affect your entire mood. However, a bright, white, healthy smile can allow you to laugh and speak freely without worry or embarrassment. Having a brilliant grin boosts confidence and can certainly affect your mood in a positive way.
If you aren’t totally happy with your smile, talk to your dentist about cosmetic dentistry options that can help.
This column is sponsored by Midtown Dental.
BIO: Dr. William Nerestant received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Detroit/Mercy School of Dentistry in Michigan. After serving and being recognized for his meritorious service in the Air Force as an officer in the Dental Corps, he currently serves patients at Midtown Dental in Lakeland. For more information, visit mymidtowndental.com or call (863) 226-0987.

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