The Importance Of Dental Hygiene

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Everyone deserves to have a healthy, attractive smile. Many adults with poor teeth report suffering from low self esteem and self confidence. Dental hygiene is absolutely crucial if you want to have a good smile. This entails brushing and flossing regularly and also visiting the dentist. Regular visits to the dentist keep your teeth clean and they also help you to detect and mend any potential dental hygiene problems, such as cavities or gingivitis, a form of gum disease that is both preventable and reversible. However, if you are missing teeth or have teeth of poor quality, you may want to look into different options for cosmetic procedures. For example, you may want to consider a teeth whitening procedure, veneers, or dental implants.

Interestingly, 100 years ago, approximately half of all adults in North America were toothless. Today, however, thanks to improved dental care and awareness, fewer than 10 percent of adults over age 65 have lost teeth. Most tooth loss in individuals under the age of 35 occurs because of athletic trauma, fights, or accidents. Dental implants are used as replacements for the roots of missing teeth. They are usually made of titanium. Overall, dental implants can be a great option and have a success rate of up to 98 percent and with proper care.

To find a good dentist it is advisable to ask a a family member or friend for a recommendation. In addition many dental associations and dental hygiene associations offer lists of dentists in your local area. This is often a great resource as it ensure your dentists are qualified to meet standards set by a dental association or a dental hygiene association. Overall, make sure you are visiting a dentist regularly. Everyone deserves to have a great smile and visiting a dentist is essential to good dental hygiene.

Tom Pultney

Tom Pultney

If you’re anything like the average person out there, the words “root canal” are enough to make you cringe, and just thinking about the sound of a dentist drill sends a shiver down your spine. Did you know that the best dental hygiene can keep the drill out of your mouth? I’m Tom Pultney, hygienist and president of the Dental Hygiene Association. Like anyone in the medical profession, I wish as much as anyone else we didn’t have to do what we do, and everyone’s teeth were perfect, straight and bright. But the reality is, that won’t happen without keeping up on your dental hygiene, and whether you need a dentist for your annual cleaning, or for some dental work, we’ve got info on the best dentists around the US.
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