It is no secret that Americans care about how their smile looks. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), more than half of people in the United States who are over 50 believe that their smiles stay attractive as they age. This is a good thing because at least 96% of adults around the country think that it is an important feature for a person’s romantic life. Despite all of this, many people do not go to their general dentist as often as they should. Here are some tips to keeping your teeth looking great.
- Brush your teeth every day. All general dentists recommend people Continue reading
Be comfortable. Look like yourself. Feel like yourself. Eat what you want to eat. Sleep comfortably. These are all things that every single person should be able to do, no problem. However, if you are missing teeth, these ideas may sound like a luxury.
Family dentists have been tackling this problem a new way. Instead of immediately opting for dentures, around 10% of American dentists now perform dental implants.
Dentures are the first idea that pops into most people?s minds when they consider an alternative to living with missing teeth, because dental implant procedures are rarely openly discussed. But the truth is, as many as three million Americans have dental implants and that number is growing by half a million every year. A dental implant is the placement of a new, artificial root designed to ho Continue reading