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We can’t express enough how important your oral health is to your overall wellbeing. Having good dental health not only benefits the appearance of your smile, but can also improve your total body health. Here are a few ways your smile can influence your general health:

– Self-image: Many people consider a beautiful smile to be an important asset in their self-confidence, and feel that an unattractive smile can negatively influence life success.

– Energy and diet: Your teeth perform an important function for your overall health by grinding up food so that it can nourish your body. Furthermore, saliva production also contributes to breaking down these nutrients to improve digestion and prevent uncomfortable issues such as constipation, bloating, stomach pain, and gas. Properly chewing your food also helps you lose weight, maintain a healthy weight, and enjoy the energy that comes with absorbing sufficient nutrients.

– Clear speech: Strong teeth in their proper placement help you speak clearly and communicate with others so that you can interact with family, friends, and co-workers throughout the day. You have your healthy teeth to thank for these daily interactions!

We encourage you to show your healthy smile appreciation by properly caring for your teeth and gums. Our friendly dentist recommends brushing and flossing your teeth every day and chewing sugarless gum, as well as drinking enough water to stay hydrated. We also encourage you to schedule your end-of-year dental checkup with Dr. Anthony J. Collins by contacting Gentle Dental Care at 847-566-5350. We would be pleased to provide you with more information about your dental health in Mundelein, Illinois!