Visit your dentist: Start smiling!

Visit your dentist: Start smiling!

Regular dental visits are an important part of keeping your smile healthy and bright. But did you know that by visiting the dentist at least once a year, you are more likely to feel better about your life overall?

The Delta Dental Oral Health and Well-Being Survey1 found that Americans who visit the dentist at least once a year are 22% more likely to report their overall well-being – their physical and emotional health – as good or better compared with those who seldom visit the dentist.

“Going to the dentist regularly is one part of taking care of ourselves,” says Dr. Bill Kohn, DDS, Delta Dental Plans Association’s vice president of dental science and policy. “Taking care of ourselves is taking control, and we feel better about our lives when we do.”

A side bonus: Better oral health. Americans who visit the dentist at least once a year are 37% more likely to report their oral health as good or better versus those who infrequently find themselves in a dentist’s chair.

Start smiling: Schedule an appointment with your Delta Dental dentist today! (Need a new dentist? Find one here.)

1Morpace, Inc. conducted the Delta Dental Oral Health and Well-Being Survey on behalf of Delta Dental Plans Association with 1,003 consumers across the United States.
Last updated: June 2014
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