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Reasons To Be Grateful For Your Teeth

Family of fourWe use our teeth every single day, for countless different reasons, but rarely do we sit down and consider exactly how much our teeth do for us, and all the reasons we should be grateful for them.

Because Thanksgiving is right around the corner, we thought it would be a good idea to give you a few reasons to be grateful for your pearly whites!

4 Reasons To Be Thankful For Your Teeth

  1. They contribute to our overall health – If you make sure to keep your teeth healthy and strong, they will help you maintain your overall health in return! In fact, research has shown that people who care for their dental health are less likely to suffer from heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and even certain kinds of cancer.  
  2. They work hard for us – Our teeth help us to speak and chew, meaning they work hard for us every single day! In fact, because the average chewing rate is 10 chews per mouthful, and with three full meals a day, this means your teeth chew around 30,000 times each day!  
  3. They help us smile – Our teeth allow us to show our happiness and joy with sparkling smiles! Research has shown that smiling (even when you don’t feel like it) will not only boost your mood, but can also reduce stress on both the mind and the body.  
  4. They don’t ask for much in return – Your teeth are actually pretty low-maintenance. All they ask for is 5-10 minutes of brushing and flossing a day, as well as regular dental cleanings and checkups, which only takes 2 or 3 hours a year!

The best way to show gratitude for your teeth is to brush them twice a day, floss daily, and visit Balota Family Dentistry twice a year for a dental cleaning and exam. To make your appointment, please contact our Colorado Springs, CO family dental office today!

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