When your teeth are out of whack, the rest of your body suffers. The reality is that our body is an interconnecting web of systems that are all impacted by the actions of the other parts. When one part is not functioning correctly, the others compensate and therefore suffer. When all of this happens, you are left feeling in pain and suffering when you need not be. You can instead find the healing and the comfort that you are in need of when you just take the time to assess the problem and make the right steps to handle it and find a solution. This solution oriented mindset is one that will help drive you forward and make the difference as you look into the ways that you can support your health. By visiting a great cosmetic dentist like the team at Incredible Smiles, you will find that supporting the health of your smile is even easier than you could have imagined. Instead of feeling stuck and without solutions, you will see that there are so many options to choose from in supporting your dental health and therefore your overall health.
You might believe this idea in theory but feel a bit skeptical about it in practice. After all, it can seem a little hokey to say that the whole body is connected and that if you don't replace that one dead tooth with an implant or get porcelain veneers to straighten out the teeth that are so all over the place that other parts of your body will actually suffer. If this is the case for you, then consider the following scenario. Let's say that you have a single broken and dead tooth. It's one of your molars and it just has become infected and painful and you can't bear to bite down on it. When you are eating, then, you will likely go out of your way to avoid bearing any weight on that tooth. Instead, you will do acrobatics with your jaw and your tongue to avoid biting there. This acrobatics might seem like not a problem, but over time if you continue to bite in a way that is not natural, you will eventually find a lot of pain building up in your jaw and in the back of your neck. People often report having headaches that are rooted in this kind of jawline pain. Because all of these systems are connected to the spinal column, you might also find that the acrobatics in your jaw causes deeper spinal pain that can be followed down into your neck. This is the kind of thing that results in taking medication for the pain. After all of this, if you had only just had your teeth looked at and taken care of, you would never have had to deal with this.
Whether the solution is cosmetic veneers or another kind of cosmetic dentistry, visiting a cosmetic dentist is all about finding solutions to the dental problems you have so you can get on with your life, feeling happy and healthy in every respect!