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Fedoricw, Massoumi, & Kolbig

How Smiling Improves Your Overall Health


Are you stressed about how your smile looks? Do you avoid smiling at all costs? Smiling affects more than your facial muscles. It affects how you feel about yourself.  Teeth can give us more confidence and affect our social life, career, and relationships. Therefore, it only makes sense to provide the best possible care for our oral health. 

If your teeth are uneven, broken, discolored, or missing your self-esteem takes a nose dive. There are also physical effects. Sometimes uneven teeth can put pressure on other teeth causing pain and even problems with flossing and brushing. Broken teeth are unsightly and can be painful at times. Discolored teeth can be unattractive. And missing teeth cause deterioration of the jaw bone. 

Dentists can tell from the condition of your health and gums what types of problems you have with your overall health. Your dentist can see if you have certain habits or issues—if you drink a lot of soda or coffee and if you have a past or current drug problem. When you’re under a lot of stress, you may grind or clench your teeth, causing receding gums or a noticeable wear pattern. Acid-etching patterns can reveal bulimia. Bad breath can even indicate a lot of problems – heartburn, malnutrition, and even diabetes. You can’t hide these things once you open your mouth.

Good oral health can have many wonderful life-changing benefits. A healthy smile can really change the way we look and think, improving not only our oral health but our bodies as well. But what exactly are the health benefits of good oral health?

Benefits Of Good Oral Health

One of the suggestions is taking dental treatments for a test drive. One of his suggestions is temporary Veneers. Instead of having the Veneers permanently adhered to your teeth you can have a temporary adhesive to see if you like the look of the Veneers. Another temporary fix would be trying a whitening agent. You could use an at-home agent and if you liked the results you could talk to one of our dentists about a more permanent whitening. Doctors, Fedorciw, Massoumi, and Kolbig want you to have a smile that will make you proud to smile!

Other options that you could do to sure up your smile are:

  • Brush for two minutes two times each day
  • FLOSS! Two times each day
  • Twice yearly dental cleanings
  • Stop smoking
  • Invisible aligners
  • Drink your water
  • Get your other health problems in check
  • Lingual appliances
  • Limiting the amount of sugar you eat and drink
  • Dental contouring
  • Cut back on coffee, tea, and red wines to stop staining

Though you don’t see the consequences of brushing and flossing twice a day, your dentist does. Consider the number of cavities that you don’t have! If you are drinking water throughout the day, limiting your sugar intake, and brushing and flossing twice a day you are stopping decay thus helping your smile. Smoking causes discoloration of your teeth as do coffee, tea, and red wines. These are all things you can do to fix your smile at home. But our dentist can help with those twice-yearly cleanings, braces, invisible aligners, lingual appliances, dental contouring, and professional whitening. 

At Fedorciw, Massoumi, and Kolbig we would love to set down with you and help you find a solution to get you to the smile that you’ve always dreamed of. You can call our office today at 860-635-4666 to schedule a consultation or Book Online

Dr. Roman Fedorciw has been in private practice in Cromwell since 1991. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Association. He is also a member of the Connecticut Dental Association and Middlesex County Dental Association. Dr. Fedorciw has been acknowledged by his peers as one of the “Top Dentists” in Hartford County by Hartford Magazine and in the state of Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine.