Tigard TenderCare Dental Staff is grateful for their teeth during Thanksgiving and you should be too! We don’t realize how important our teeth are until we don’t have them anymore. It’s the truth! Once your teeth are gone your life and health will change drastically.
As a dentist in Tigard, Oregon for several year I know first hand the effects of missing teeth. First there is a social stigma about missing teeth, which affects the way a person feels about themselves and makes one more self concious. They tend to avoid social situations due to embarrassment of their teeth. This can have a long term affect and can possibly cause one to become depressed or extremely insecure with their appearance. Certain dental procedures like dental implants, dentures, and bridges can replace missing teeth thus reducing the social anxieties one might feel when missing teeth.
Second, whether you believe it or not, your health will be affected. Those that are missing teeth and inparticular multiple teeth cannot chew with the same efficiency that they once had with their natural teeth. Thus they will tend toward foods that are not as healthy, but easier to chew, such as pastries and soft high calorie, fatty foods. This type of lifestyle can lead to drastic health effects like an increase in weight, increased risk of diabetes, heart problems, and other health related issues.
Last when you are missing teeth you won’t smile as much. Smiling not only makes those around you happy, but it makes you happy as well. There have been numerous studies on the effects a smile can have on those around you and also the person smiling. I can promise you one thing, if you smile more, you will be happier. Sounds to easy to be true, but it IS!
Now that it is Thanksgiving we have a tremendous amount to be grateful for as a dental office in Tigard, Oregon. We are so grateful for our wonderful patients who have supported us and continue to come see us. We recognize that there are lots of choices for dentists just in Tigard, but we take pride is treating our patients and their dental needs with the best of care. There is nothing that makes us more happy than when a patient is sincerely happy with our work or gives us a nice thank you. We are also grateful to be in Tigard, Oregon! Tigard has been a great place to be a dentist. The community is very close and those that look over the city have done a great job creating this enviroment. We are thankful for the continued support of the City of Tigard.
As you can see we have a lot to be grateful for, so let now let the Tigard TenderCare Dental Staff tell you personally why they are grateful for their teeth.
“I am thankful for my teeth because they help me stay healthy by allowing me to eat healthy foods that are good for my body.”–Dr. Marostica
“I am thankful for my teeth because they help me smile, talk, and eat. I love doing all of those things, sometimes all at the same time!”–Diane
“I love having teeth! Makes eating good food a breeze especially this special time of year. I am blessed!”–Lee
“I am thankful for my teeth so I can eat apples. Apples are my favorite food.”–Emily
“I am thankful for my teeth because I love to smile and beautiful teeth make a beautiful smile!”–Jenni
“I am grateful for my teeth because I love to smile and make people happy!”–Kirsten
“I am grateful for my teeth because I help me eat and smile! Remember to take care of your teeth by brushing and flossing.”–Tracy
“I am grateful for me teeth because it helps me have a beautiful smile!”–San Juana
Remember we have a lot to be thankful for this year, but don’t forget to take good care of these things. If one of those things is your teeth give us a call at Tigard TenderCare Dental 503-670-7088 so we can take good care of them for you.