The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (or AACD) conducted a survey in 2007 in which they had participants look at before and after photos concerning dental health. The before photos depicted people with teeth that were slightly yellow, chipped, crooked, and so on. Then, they showed images of teeth that were fixed. Participants later rated the people based on their impressions of them and the numbers were telling. Every category increased in the perception of the fixed teeth photos. For example, the participants assumed the people with cosmetic dentistry to be 28% more attractiveness and 20% richer.
These numbers show that people judge you differently by the look of your teeth. Y Continue reading
Do you have crooked teeth that causes you tooth pain? There are many teeth straightening options out there, so here are some options to consider before heading to your cosmetic dentist.
Using a retainer
These are great for minor problems including minor gaps and one or two crooked teeth. They are a less expensive option, and are usually worn during the nighttime. A dentist will also prescribe a retainer after using braces, to keep your teeth in proper alignment.
A veneer is a thin, porcelain covering that is bonded to the front of your tooth. They are used in order to fix crooked teeth, discoloration, or to give an even looking appearance and shape to your mouth. Continue reading
Recently my father in law had a very bad toothache that he was taking painkillers for. As I watched him sit in pain, ibuprofen barely taking the edge off, I suggested that he see our family dentist. He scoffed and said that there was nothing a dentist could do for him that a good teeth brushing and swishing with mouthwash couldn’t do. I tried to convince him otherwise but to no avail. Not surprisingly, his teeth are in very bad shape.
There are many people who feel this way about general dentistry. Oral services seem to have become optional in peoples benefits packages. Maybe it is because we are now required to have health insurance and they don’t want anymore money taken out of their paycheck, but a lot Continue reading
The human mouth is one of the most important aspects of a person’s body. The essential life-sustaining activities it allows for speak for themselves, but what about the other benefits of having great teeth? While care for teeth has increased exponentially in the last century, many people still neglect the basic health of these important bones. Approximately 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease.