There’s nothing quite like a beautiful smile, is there?
A bright smile can catch the eye of that cutie you’ve been pining over for weeks. It can increase your job prospects and put you at a higher chance at promotion. It can even make you feel better about yourself. This is the logic that spurs so many Americans to visit their dental clinic for a check-up, whether it’s to get a teeth cleaning session done or ask about teeth whitening services. When your own smile is in need of a little polish, a family dentist can help bring out your inner you.
Here are just a few of the resources you can take advantage of during your next trip to the dentist.
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You brush your teeth twice per day. You make sure to floss after every meal. You even go the extra mile and make sure to rinse.
Yet despite all your hard work…you’re finding yourself in need of a tooth extraction procedure. Good oral health isn’t just the day-to-day habits we build over time. It’s also making sure to check with medical professionals on a regular basis to ensure nothing is slipping past our radar. When you have an impacted canine tooth or painful cavity that needs attending to, it’s best not to wait it out and hope it goes away. A dentist can spot the underlying issue and make sure you’re well on your way to enjoying good oral health again.
What are the effects of an impacted canine tooth? Can you have alcohol after tooth extraction? Read up on the most common questions below.
Do I Need To Remove My Wisdom Teeth?
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One of the most important things in life is to stay healthy and fit. A lot of people put in a lot of time and effort trying to ensure that they attain good levels of health and fitness and get to maintain that in their lives. Unfortunately, there are a number of health problems that can occur when you least expect them. Some of these can often be a result of neglect. The teeth can sometimes get neglected, resulting in a number of dental problems. The trouble with dental problems is that they can become extremely painful and extremely expensive to treat very fast. For this reason, it is advisable to visit a dentistry expert once or twice every year so that problems can be diagnosed and dealt with before they get a chance to snowball into something serious.
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You have almost definitely heard of fluoride, which is a very helpful mineral that can help the teeth in your child’s mouth gain the protection they need against harmful substances and bacteria. Fluoride has been around for many years and, when it comes to your child’s teeth, it helps prevent damage from acids and reverses signs of decay. Because fluoride is in most of the water we drink today and our toothpaste, many children are getting the fluoride that they need.
When you are a parent, you want to do everything in your nature to help protect your children’s teeth. If you don’t, you know that there could be very serious consequences in your child’s mouth and you want to do whatever it takes to prevent that from happening. Did you know that statistics say that children with poor oral Continue reading
Smiling can make a positive impact in a variety of social and work-oriented situations. Given this, many people are concerned about the quality of their smile. Or more specifically, they are “concerned by the look of their teeth” when they do so. In some instances, people also believe that an unattractive smile can actually make a negative impact on their career success.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry conducted a survey that addressed the quality of a person’s smile. The results showed that 99.7% of the participants believed that a healthy smile was socially important. If their smile was unattractive, however, 74% of the participants believed that it could hurt their Continue reading
There are many medical symptoms that are surprisingly related to dental problems. These symptoms can easily be attributed to something else and a dental checkup is never given. If you have any of the following aches or pains and are having a hard time getting a diagnosis, considering a dental checkup might prove to be useful.
Chronic earaches are usually a symptom that young children get. However, if you continue to get chronic earaches into adulthood, it could be a sign of a medical problem. Seek medical consultation with your primary physician. They are likely to refer you to an ear, nose, and throat specialist. If they are unable to find a cause for your earaches, it might be worth it to seek dental consultation. Poor dental care or untreated dental problems, like imp Continue reading
In 2015 alone, the average American indicated that they waited three years between dental visits. Currently, there are 100 million people within the United States that aren’t visiting the dentist on an annual basis. When people don’t visit the dentist regularly, there are a variety of issues that can arise.
Untreated cavities are just one of the issues that people may develop when they don’t schedule regular dental appointments. Within the United States, 20% of the adult population has one or more cavities that haven’t been treated. When left untreated, cavities can make it difficult to chew due to sensitivity and pain. Furthermore, they can also worsen to the extent that a root canal may be needed. In these instances, dentists may recommend crowns.
In addition to untreated cavities, people that do Continue reading
Research shows that an estimated 32 percent of people claim to be concerned with the look of their teeth. From discoloration to crookedness, to chips and gaps, there are many reasons you may not be happy with your smile?and you may even be part of the 99.7 percent of all surveyed adults who reported to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry that a clean, healthy smile is important when it comes to social life. One way to combat self-consciousness and keep teeth healthy at the same time may be to invest in teeth replacement, depending on your particular needs. Partial dentures, a kind of teeth replacement recommended by some dentists, have a proven success rate of 98 percent in wearers, and the many benefits of dental implants could prove they?re the right fit for you.
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Americans put a high premium in having a nice smile but many of us are not happy with how ours look. Part of the problem is that many of us have phobias about going to the dentist. Most adults do not go to their dentist as recommended (every six months). This could be one reason that at least 15 million people across the United States have crowns or bridgework that has been done to replace missing teeth. It has been estimated that almost half of the people in the country are not happy with the way their teeth look. At least 48% say their teeth do not look good (64% of that number say the reason their teeth are ugly is because they are discolored). Moreover at least 20% (one in five) American adults has untreated cavities. If you want your kids to have a better experience with the family dentistry office, Continue reading
Have you ever practiced your smile in the mirror before a big job interview or important meeting? Most of us have. In fact, nearly 75% of Americans think that the quality of a smile can help or hurt career success. If you’re like 1 in 5 Americans without a perfect bite, however, you might think it’s too late for the kind of smile that leaves a lasting first impression.
When many adults think of braces, they think of middle school, of food getting stuck in the brackets, of a smile full of metal. In the adult world, braces don’t always seem to fit. They’re a time-consuming process, often painful, and sometimes an eyesore. But orthodontics aren’t just for pret Continue reading