Benefits of a Smile Makeover
Updated: Nov 17, 2022
So you are finally ready to take the next step in your oral health care. Not only does taking care of your oral health impact your overall health, but it also has some other added benefits you may have not thought about.
After making over 100,000 dentures at our Winnipeg location, we've had a chance to see firsthand how a smile makeover can impact patients lives. Patients have told us that the main benefits of a smile makeover include:
Confidence- Speaking, eating & socializing
Did you know that missing teeth can make it more difficult for you to speak? This is because, to pronounce and form words, your lips, teeth, and tongue need to position properly. Some words are very difficult to pronounce without touching your tongue to your teeth. You may also feel like you have anxieties about attending social gatherings because you are nervous about how others may perceive you, how you’ll be able to engage in conversation and even eat food.
Smiling’s effects on your mental health
Did you know that when you smile, your brain releases tiny molecules called neuropeptides to help fight off stress? Then other neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins come into play too. These endorphins act as mild pain relievers, whereas serotonin is an antidepressant. One study even suggests that smiling can help us recover faster from stress and reduce our heart rate (Rigglo 2012).
Enjoying foods you love
Eating with your new dentures may require a bit of strategy that before may not have even been thought about but don’t worry, our Denturists are here to help guide you. You deserve to eat what you want and replacing any missing teeth you may have will get you there faster.
Missing teeth or poorly fitted dentures may influence your health and eating habits. Over time, the jaw’s structure deteriorates and the ability to chew is reduced. Poor chewing could cause you to avoid certain foods which can lead to nutritional deficits.
A person who has no natural teeth or well-fitted dentures can lack facial support and some may even say that they look older. This can occur because as the bone in your mouth resorbs and the jaw disappears, the distance between the nose and chin (vertical dimension) continues to decrease. At the same time, the lips continue to flatten causing little vertical wrinkles and folds to form. This accelerates the appearance of aging. Well-fitting dentures provide the necessary support to your lips and cheeks, giving them a more full appearance.
Quality of Life
Having the best quality of life is one of the biggest factors that contribute to your health, well-being, and life expectancy (especially our senior population). Don’t let ill-fitting dentures hold you back from doing the things you enjoy most.
Call our office today to schedule your free consultation or second opinion. 204-268-3488
Daien Denture Clinic is located in Beausejour, Manitoba. Established in 1977, our team is confident that we can help you love your smile again. Daien Denture has denture solutions for all budgets and is here to help you understand the cost of dentures and the process of getting new dentures. Our team of Denturists and expert staff are here to help you get the smile you've always wanted. Call us at 204.268.3488. Book your Free Consultation Today!
Rogglo, R., 2012. There's Magic in your Smile. [Blog] Available at: <https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201206/there-s-magic-in-your-smile> [Accessed 13 October 2022].