Oral Health – The Language We Use Matters
As your local dentist in Fayetteville, AR, we develop long-term relationships with our patients that give us insight into what a smile really means to people. Until recently, the definition of oral health meant that you were able to eat and speak properly, but did little to account for how people feel about their smiles – both physically and when considering their self-confidence.
The new definition put forth by the American Dental Association actually takes these other aspects of oral health into account. It includes both how you feel about the appearance of your smile and your ability to eat and speak confidently.
Why This Is an Important Distinction
Oral health is far ...