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How Your Oral Wellness Illuminates Every Aspect of Your Life

Oral Wellness

By Hilarie Steele, RDH CEO Operations and Relationships
at Best Natural Smile, Santa Monica, California

A radiant smile does more than light up a room; it can also significantly impact various aspects of your life.

Beyond the surface, your oral health is pivotal to your overall well-being. In this blog, we’ll delve into how the health of your smile goes beyond just teeth and gums, influencing everything from physical health to self-confidence and even professional success.

Oral Wellness

Physical Health

Good oral health is directly linked to your physical well-being. Poor oral hygiene has been associated with conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even respiratory infections.

The mouth is a gateway to your body, and neglecting oral health can lead to systemic health issues.


Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. A confident smile can boost your self-esteem and change the way you interact with the world. When you’re proud of your teeth and gums, you’re more likely to engage in social activities, make new connections, and embrace new opportunities.

Oral Wellness

Mental and Emotional Health

Oral health isn’t just about teeth; it’s also connected to your mental and emotional well-being. Dental issues can lead to discomfort, pain, and anxiety, affecting your overall quality of life.

Conversely, a healthy smile can reduce stress levels and improve mental health.

Nutrition and Digestion

Healthy teeth and gums are essential for proper nutrition. Chewing is the first step in digestion, and if you have dental problems, it can hinder your ability to enjoy a balanced diet.

Maintaining oral health ensures you can properly chew and digest your food, contributing to overall health.

Professional Success

A bright smile can open doors in your professional life. Studies have shown that people with healthy smiles are often perceived as more confident, competent, and trustworthy.

This can lead to better job opportunities, career advancement, and successful networking.


Communication is key in building and maintaining relationships. A confident smile enhances your ability to communicate effectively, fostering stronger personal and professional connections.

It’s easier to convey emotions and engage with others when you’re not self-conscious about your oral health.

Your smile is a gateway to a world of benefits beyond just oral health.

From physical well-being to professional success and personal relationships, taking care of your smile has a profound ripple effect on various facets of your life. So make oral health a priority, not just for the sake of your teeth, but for the countless positive changes it can bring to every corner of your life.

Remember, a healthy smile is a reflection of a happy and thriving you.

Do you have any questions about your next visit to the dentist? Or would you like to know more about smile longevity?

Email us at, and we’ll get back to you! We read and reply to every response.

P.S. If you want to book an appointment, you can give us a call or book an appointment here we’ll get it sorted for you 🙂 

A note from Hilarie:

As a dental hygienist and patient advocate located at Best Natural Smile in Santa Monica, California, I am a strong believer that the current dental space experience does not lend itself to achieving smile longevity or give patients the tools and education they need to get there. We are stuck in an ancient system that creates barriers to accessing modern smile care.

I have made it my mission to disrupt the old ways of doing things in the dental space and create a more accessible path to maintaining oral health. I provide complimentary coaching to hundreds of patients. At the end of the day, the story is always the same: patients endlessly asking “How do I stop the breakdown of my smile and who can I trust to keep my smile healthy?”

If you’re interested in learning more or scheduling a complimentary coaching session with me please fill out the form below. From there, my team will reach out to schedule a time for us to chat. 

I’m so happy you’re here and can’t wait to see you shine.

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hilarie steele, rdh

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