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Smiling Behind the Mask - Dental Implants and Your Mental Health

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There is nothing better than a pretty, healthy smile. It can boost your confidence, help your overall health and relieve stress. Did you know that frowning uses more muscles and physical exertion than smiling? Even better, when you smile, your body releases serotonin which can help you feel happy, is a natural mood lifter and antidepressant. Smiling can also boost your immunities, help relieve pain and aid in the crippling effects of anxiety.

Not In The Mood To Smile?

We know that times are hard and smiling is the last thing that we think about. But, sharing a smile will help you, and possibly others as we navigate through our day during these trying and unprecedented times. Even with a mask, smiling can help release endorphins and result in better physical and mental health.

Scared To Go To The Doctor?

In this time of a global pandemic, we are all afraid of going to see any health professional, especially a dentist or periodontist. Here at San Antonio Periodontics and Implants, our goal is to ensure the health and safety of every dental implant patient. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, “we are closely following the CDC for updates. Our team members are highly trained in these protocols and disinfect after every patient.” Here at San Antonio Periodontics, we strongly adhere to all CDC and OSHA standards as well as strictly enforce the use of masks and social distancing.

Don’t Wait Too Long - Your Dental Health Depends On It

Tooth decay and gum disease is a real threat to your overall health. If you are experiencing dental problems, they are not going away. Instead, they are going to get worse and could result in periodontal disease and tooth loss. Losing teeth can affect the way you talk and eat and will further affect your jawbone and facial structure over time. Dental implants are a safe and effective way to get your smile back.

Prevention

As we all adapt to a new normal, prevention is your first line of defense against the deteriorating symptoms of periodontitis. Maintain your daily brushing and flossing routines at home. Don’t forget your cleanings and annual check-ups either. If you are experiencing more advanced dental problems, don’t ignore your symptoms. Here is a reminder of the 5 main warning signs of gum disease. 

  1. Bleeding gum tissue
  2. Chronic Bad Breath
  3. Receding Gums
  4. Sensitive Teeth
  5. Loose or Wiggly Teeth

 

Remember that early detection is key when it comes to gum disease and tooth loss.

The professional staff at San Antonio Periodontics and Implants want to help you achieve optimal dental health. We are dedicated to giving you the safest, most personalized experience resulting in a customized treatment plan that is centered around you and your unique needs.

Don’t let COVID-19 keep you from achieving the smile of your dreams! Contact us today to schedule your consultation with one of our smile experts.

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