Your smile is one of the best physical traits you have. Why is smiling so important? The average woman smiles almost 62 times a day,compared to only eight times their male counterparts do. Women are also known to smile more with their teeth, while men are often more tight-lipped.
Benefits of Smiling
According to recent studies smiling:
- Causes people to appear as more likeable, courteous and in some cases, competent.
- Generates more positive emotions.
- Reduces stress within both the body and the mind, similar to a good night’s rest.
- Can be contagious, and can completely the change the feel of a room or the attitude of those you are speaking with.
Orthodontic health is a comprehensive part of overall health for women. Although studies have shown that women are more likely to take care of their teeth than men, women are also more susceptible to oral diseases due to hormonal changes.
As reported in the Auburn Reporter, hormone level changes due to puberty, pregnancy, menopause and other life events can increase the need for routine checkups and care. Often, these changes are accompanied by lower levels of saliva, which can cause plaque and food buildup on the teeth, weakening enamel, worsening gum disease and even causing Periodontitis.
There is a way to prevent these issues, despite their commonality. By undergoing regular orthodontic screenings women can address and prevent future issues. For some, treatment may be necessary to close gaps between the teeth, straighten a crooked smile or eliminate crowding. Without proper care, these can advance issues into later stages more quickly causing more harm.
Schedule an appointment with New York City orthodontist Dr. Tanya Vaysman to learn more about your oral health and what treatment options may be best for you.