Tucson Lifestyle October 2015 : Page 3

Providing dentistry for people who value quality dental care. Dental Solutions What Do Your Teeth Have to Do With Your Brain? Taking care of our teeth is essential to staying healthy. But what are the consequences if we don’t? Unhealthy teeth turn yellow and become painful, which ultimately leads to more visits to the dentist, which many of us fi nd so scary. Most of us underestimate the importance of dental health. Do you want to be happy and successful? The appearance of our teeth is interconnected with our mood. Good teeth can have a huge impact on your mood because they inspire confi dence and a willingness to smile more. In addition to this, the latest studies reveal fascinating interconnections between our brain, memory and dental health. According to Reuters, researchers found that females who didn’t brush their teeth every day were 65% more likely to get dementia. Men who didn’t brush their teeth every day had a 22% greater chance of developing dementia. Teeth and the quality of your life. Elahe P. Wissinger, DMD Graduate of Boston University, Member ADA Our quality of life has an overlooked, but very tangible tie to the quality of our teeth. The way we talk, our confi dence and self-esteem can all be infl uenced heavily by healthy or unhealthy teeth. Studies in the UK show that people consider tooth loss as a major life event! If you are as concerned about your dental health here is a quick overview of the benefi ts of having great teeth: • Good teeth can make your speech better • Taking care of your dental health helps prevent cancer • Healthy teeth decrease the chance of getting heart-related diseases • Reduces stress • Improves your confi dence • Improves your mental health • Leads to better mood, overall well-being, and lower symptoms of anxiety 2504 E. River Rd. (Just East of Campbell) 520-745-5496 EDentalSolutions.net We Accept Dental Insurance

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