A healthy smile looks good, feels good, and functions well. Though we may view the smile for its beauty, teeth actually have a pivotal role in your overall health and wellbeing. Teeth enable you to speak clearly and to chew food. When teeth are painful, unhealthy, and failing, you may not eat the same healthy foods you would otherwise. If many teeth are missing, as well, there is the inability to chew food properly. As a result, digestion is stressed or food choices become very limited. Neither is a healthy choice nor enjoyable.