When it comes to first impressions, you do not want to be memorable for a missing tooth when you smile. However, for most adults between the ages of 20 and 64, this is something that they deal with daily. Research shows that most adults have at least three missing or decayed teeth. It not only messes up an otherwise beautiful smile, but it can cause many other problems for you. In Washington, D.C. there has never been a better time to get help with all your family’s dental needs. We can provide replacement teeth to repair your smile and so much more.
When you have an underlying condition that causes your teeth to go bad, you may have a variety of side effects from it. One of the most common side effects is bad breath, which can often begin because of bad oral health causing your teeth to decay. This decay can get into your bloodstream and impact your health in other ways as well.
Poor oral health that is left untreated can lead to:
It is even said that periodontal disease may be more likely to cause heart disease than smoking, high cholesterol, and other health concerns. Oral infections may also be more of a problem for you if you suffer from certain health issues, like diabetes. When you have missing teeth, whether, by disease, decay, or an accident, it can impact your overall quality of life. You may experience bone loss, which could change the way you look. It can also impact the way you eat or the things you can eat. In some cases, it may even change the way you speak, making your voice sound slurred. These changes and others will depend on the tooth that is missing, but there is no “good tooth” to live without if you want to have a truly healthy mouth and beautiful smile.
Your smile and your health are important. If you are looking for a dentist in Washington, D.C. to help you with missing teeth, the DC Smile Studio is at your service. We provide replacement teeth, veneers, and more, depending on what will keep your smile most beautiful. Our office is conveniently located at a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority stop and we provide service to all surrounding areas. You can contact us to request an appointment by phone, email, or online submission. We look forward to seeing your smile!