The Definition of Oral Health
Until recently, oral health referred to the vitality of teeth, gums, and the chewing system, including jaw joints and bone. As someone who has a smile, you probably know that the true meaning of oral health is far more nuanced than just being able to eat comfortably.
Your smile is a big part of your identity and means the world to those who love you. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, or if you have discomfort, you might have some concerns that others may not be aware of. Your smile can dramatically impact your feelings about yourself and how you present yourself to the world.
Recently, the American Dental Association updated the definition of oral health to include the health of teeth, gums, and the jaw system to including how you feel about the appearance and comfort of your smile. This is an important step to realizing the emotional impact of poor health and function.
Painful Teeth? What You Can Do about It
If you are in need of a Somerset, KY dentist to help you address the health and comfort of your smile, you will be happy to know that Dr. Michael Pope has helped hundreds of patients get back on track to good oral health, even if it has been a long time since their last dental visit.
As a solution-oriented dental practice, we will simply inform you of your conditions and help you tackle them in a way that makes sense for your lifestyle and budget.
Embarrassed about Your Teeth?
Cosmetic dentistry has made tremendous advances in recent years. Not only are today’s cosmetic procedures more natural looking than ever, but they are also more affordable than you might first imagine. At Southern Dental Group, we can help you find the cosmetic treatment that will give you the results you want.
Give us a call today to schedule a dental exam and take an important step toward a healthy, happy smile.