Dental Health and Quality of Life

cosmetic dentist in West Hollywood

When you think about your quality of life, seldom do you think about your teeth and gums. But maybe you should. The health of your teeth, tongue, gums, lips, and other structures within the oral cavity can make a significant impact on how you feel overall, how you perceive your appearance, and how you interact with others.

The World Health Organization defines “quality of life” as “A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being not merely the absence of disease . . .”. It is easy to understand how chronic illnesses, such as diabetes or asthma, can negatively affect one’s quality of life. But consider the chronic diseases of tooth decay and gingivitis (bleeding gums). Unhealthy teeth, gums, and other elements of the oral cavity can cause constant pain, loss of work and school days, loss of sleep, and inability to eat, not to mention bad breath, malaise, stress, and financial anxiety.

Healthy teeth and gums, on the other hand, help you eat well, smile, speak with confidence, and protect the rest of your body from infection and inflammation. Regular visits to qualified, dental professionals, such as Dr. Omid Farahmand, DMD, reputable cosmetic dentist in West Hollywood, can help ensure a high quality of life

The cost of dental neglect is high, not only financially, but socially, and physically. Poor oral healthlowersyour quality of life. Conversely, the cost of prevention is low; good oral health improves your quality of life. Dr. Farahmand and his staff at OF Dental Care are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain good dental, physical, mental, and social well-being.

To schedule an appointment or further information please contact OF Dental Care at 310.273.3650 or visit to learn more.


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