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Your Dentist in Clearwater FL on Why Oral Hygiene and Dental Health are Important

It’s easy to think of good dental health as mainly contributing to good oral hygiene. But Clearwater dentist, Dr. Jergins, agrees with the late Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, who said, “You’re not healthy without good oral health.”

Here are 3 Reasons Why You Want Good Oral Health

(The Journal of the American Dental Association gave these three reasons in its March issue.)

1. Good Oral Health Reduces Overall Medical Care Costs


If you take care of your teeth — get regular teeth cleanings, visit your dentist regularly for checkups, don’t put off dental maintenance — you have a better chance of staying healthy overall. Bad oral health is often linked to diabetes, poorer pregnancy outcomes, and heart disease. So save money now and in the future by taking care of your teeth today. That’s a great value!

2. Good Oral Health Improves Your Job Prospects

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When you go on a job interview, you want to exude confidence. That’s a lot easier to do when you’re confident in your smile.

“I’ve seen patients who are so competent, intelligent, and kind,” says Dr. Jergins. “They will tell me that their smile, and their teeth are holding them back from getting a better job. They won’t even apply for a new job because they feel insecure about the way they look.”

And, studies show that whiter teeth can lead to a better job. So consider teeth whitening, or at least taking care of missing teeth or discolored teeth. Dr. Jergins of ClearWhite Dental in Clearwater FL can take care of all of that for you. In fact, Dr. Jergins knows how you feel. He wore Invisalign braces as an adult because he felt that his patients would have more confidence in him if he had a better smile and straighter teeth.

3. Good Oral Health Improves Your Quality of Life

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It’s not easy to be cheerful and pleasant when your teeth hurt. And, if you can’t chew comfortably and enjoy eating due to missing teeth or ill fitting dentures, that can affect your quality of life too.

“There are some very simple things we can do to improve a patient’s quality of life,” says Dr. Jergins, of Clearwater Dental office, ClearWhite Dental. “By placing a dental implant to take the place of a missing tooth, patients can once again enjoy eating and chewing. It sounds like something minimal, but being comfortable while you eat is a big deal.”

So get better oral health, and overall health, by taking care of your teeth. If financial factors are holding you back, know that ClearWhite Dental offers you great value and affordable dental care. In fact, think of us as your affordable dentist. We’ll help you find a way to afford the dental care now, that will save you money in the long run.