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With school starting up again, families are getting back into the routine of classes and, for some children, extra-curricular activities like athletics. Sports are an excellent way for kids to stay fit, as well as learn valuable lessons about teamwork and discipline.

But sports also carry the possibility of impact and injury. If you have a child, and especially if you’re concerned about their oral health, one way to protect their teeth is through the use of a sports mouth guard. But is this the right choice for your family? Let’s look at some benefits.

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How Can Oral Health Impact the Rest of Your Body?

When people focus on oral health by keeping their teeth strong and gums free from disease, they assume these activities are solely benefiting their mouth. For example, you have a cavity, so the only resultant issue is a toothache, right? Not necessarily.

Human anatomy is a deeply interconnected collection of organs and systems. And what can affect one system may, in time, have consequences for other systems. Practicing good oral health is not only essential for optimal mouth function, but for maintaining the abilities of the rest of your body. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the connection between diabetes and oral health.

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Many things can contribute to a missing or damaged tooth. Carbonated drinks and eating sugary foods on a consistent basis can play a disturbing role. These can result in deterioration of your teeth over time or cavities. The lack of oral hygiene after eating these foods or overall can impact the strength and health of your teeth.

Accidents or dangerous falls resulting in chipped teeth can also affect your confidence you’re your smile. However, with an experienced dental team, employing the right procedures and techniques to better your smile is possible. Premier Dental in Lee’s Summit offers their patients dealing with damaged teeth, the opportunity to have their teeth fixed in one day with a CEREC crown.

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Corporate vs. Local: Clash of Styles

As you probably know, large corporate franchises are some of the most influential and respected types of businesses in the world today. Across the country, as our economy continues to become more globalized, many local restaurants, grocery and convenience stores have been faced with the difficult task of competing head to head with these corporate giants. Unfortunately, they often come up short. While global corporations continue to rule the distribution of goods and commodities, in the providing of health care, determining a clear-cut winner is much more difficult. Such is the case with a private dental practice or local dentist as opposed to corporate dental centers.

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It’s sometimes said that you can tell a lot about a person from their smile, so what does your smile say about you?

For the majority of people, the obvious desired response would be along the lines of; beauty, warmth, attractiveness, and an overall since of positivity. While certainly this may be true, unfortunately even the brightest of smiles can be dampened by the often-unforgiving test of time.  As beautiful as a pearly white “Hollywood Smile” can be, the life of a tooth is usually far from glamorous. Charged with the difficult task of breaking down food particles for consumption, your teeth often take a heck of a beating, and while tough and sturdy by nature, a prolonged period of this will certainly begin to take its toll. From slight discoloration to large protruding dark stains, the unsightly wear and tear on a once flawless smile is a sad sight indeed; however, it certainly doesn’t have to be!

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Smiling plays a significant role in improving our mood and also the temperament of others. Smiles are infectious, and when a good attitude is displayed, this can have a positive effect on how you are received by others. A smile can also affect the mood of others by helping to change a negative emotion into one that is cheerful. Overall, a smile is a representation of your self-esteem and genuine happiness, and this is contagious.

If you are an individual that is unhappy with your present smile, braces can help. Many individuals suffer from crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, and many other problems. With these types of issues, confidence is often affected, as individuals may also struggle to eat, speak or simply smile.

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Tooth Replacement Options: For Confident Smiles

Although it is often an afterthought after you’re done brushing and flossing your teeth, your oral health has a profound effect on your overall well being. When circumstances occur that a person requires tooth replacement options, it’s important that the right tooth replacement options are offered that addresses their budget, needs, and unique preferences.

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In America alone, almost 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Of those people, only a little more than half will be alive five years from now. Because of its far-reaching impact on many families worldwide, April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.

During this month, oral health professionals and those affected by oral cancer of all types work hard to spread awareness and educate people on the disease, what it looks like, and the preventative steps people can take to protect themselves and their loved ones.

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Celebrate World Oral Health Day on March 20th

Sink your teeth into dental health and wellness by celebrating World Oral Health Day on March 20th. First declared in 2007 but not fully activated until 2013, this day allows you to embrace consistent oral hygiene practices and their importance to overall wellness. With its themes and armed with help from dental health professionals, you’ll learn the many benefits of taking care of your teeth and gums. And, you’ll have fun doing it!

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It can be painful. At first, it might leave you feeling as if someone punched you in the mouth. But a root canal procedure is often necessary for knocking out the decay and saving your damaged tooth. Detecting these root canal symptoms help make such a procedure more straightforward and preserves your teeth for the long haul.

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