Tax Day has almost arrived, so filing your return is likely near the top of your To-Do list. Soon enough, you will be receiving your much anticipated tax refund! Who doesn’t want extra cash available in the bank? However, a lot of the time, these additional funds are spent on things that you don’t really need. One thing that you are sure to benefit from is investing your refund into your smile. Continue reading to learn three reasons why this is the case.
Prevents Medical Problems from Developing
When you consider your oral health, you are probably thinking about your teeth and gums. However, your dental health and overall health have so much more in common than you may already know. Alignment issues can increase your risk of developing other oral health problems, like cavities and gum disease. Having dental health that’s less than satisfactory is associated with numerous different health issues, including deadly diseases, like oral cancer, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory issues, and early labor for pregnant women. When you take care of your smile and address problems right away, you can catch ailments early on and even prevent them entirely!
Save Your Wallet
Many potential oral health issues progress over time, so they will only get worse. For example, if you are dealing with a bite issue now and have it corrected right away, you can save yourself from worn down teeth, additional tooth decay, poor oral hygiene, gum disease, and jaw problems, like TMJ disorder. In the end, you can save yourself lots of time, discomfort, and money.
Increase Your Confidence
It’s your orthodontist’s number one priority to ensure that your teeth and gums are in good health, but they also care about how you feel about the appearance of your smile. They want you to be comfortable enough to show off your pearly whites with confidence. Whether you have started dating again, are trying to expand your social circle, or are trying to change your career path, you will have a lot more luck if you are feeling confident when showing off your teeth. Even if your dental health is in excellent shape, it is perfectly valid to want to make changes for the sake of feeling more confident.
Set your smile up for success by investing in it! You only get one smile, and with proper care and maintenance, you can keep it healthy and beautiful!
About the Author
Dr. Gordon Barfield earned his dental doctorate from the University of North Carolina before completing an Advanced General Dentistry Residency with the US Air Force. After serving the Staff Comprehensive Dentist at Barksdale Airforce Base, he practiced family and esthetic dentistry for 16 years. He went on to complete a Residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Nevada. Currently, Dr. Barfield is a proud member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Georgia Dental Association, and Seattle Study Club. For more information or to schedule an appointment at his office in Atlanta, visit his website or call (770) 939-1280.