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Anyone who is overwhelmed with all of the options available on the market today for cosmetic dentistry and general dental care products should learn about the dental industry before they make any big decisions. If you want to know a few facts about the dental world, keep reading to learn some common myths.
Myth #1: The cost of cosmetic dentistry is expensive. False.
Actually, the cost of cosmetic dentistry is a lot less than you think. Americans actually spend $1.4 billion on cosmetic dentistry each year, but this doesn’t mean you have to pay a lot to get the smile you want. There are lots of over the counter and in office whitening products that are accessible to everyone. The cost has come down as more and more people have started to demand produ (more…)
If you’re afraid of the dentist you are not alone. Many people would rather sky dive than spend an extended amount of time in a dentist’s chair. Odontophobia is listed inthe Diagnostical and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), as the “fear of the dentist.” For those who look for every reason not to go to the dentist, please take note of these important reasons to visit your family dentist.
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Did you know that tooth enamel is actually the hardest surface in our bodies? That’s right! Wouldn’t yous say that if the strongest part of your body is proving to be weak, that it could be indicative of a big problem? Teeth our like our second set of finger prints, unique to us. It’s important for our physical and mental well being (more…)
Sedation and implant dentistry has become more popular in recent years because it allows people to completely redo their smile and get the teeth of their dreams. Cosmetic dental surgery includes lots of different procedures and many of them can make smiles look a lot better. This is great if you are someone who suffers from teeth problems and you have low self esteem as a result. Having a good smile is important to society as well — the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports that almost all Americans (over 99%) think that a smile is an important asset to facilitate social connections.
People seek sedation and implant dentistry services for several reasons, but one of the most common is because of trauma to the jaw or surrounding area. Most tooth loss in people who are less th (more…)
Straight teeth are important, and teeth straightening treatments like orthodontic braces can prevent problems like TMJ, tooth wear and tear and chronic pain. But the average price for braces isn’t cheap.
If you’re looking at the the cost of orthodontic treatment for you or your kids and wondering how you’re going to pay it, don’t worry. There are actually plenty of ways to lower the price for braces. Here are just a few:
- Start Getting Treatment Early
Is you get your child started with braces earlier, it’s often cheaper. Talk to an orthodontist as soon as your child’s six-year-old molars come in to see if there are any potential problems in your chi (more…)
While most everyone knows what to expect when they go to the dentist for a cleaning, a filling or a crown, the newer cosmetic dentistry procedures are less obvious. Many of us are curious about dental implant surgery, for instance, but have little idea exactly how the process works. We’ve put together a little information about what the process is like when you go to the dental implant clinic.
Basically, the implant procedure is considered an outpatient process and is usually spread out over a series of stages:
Finding affordable dental implants is something that many Americans are concerned — or have been concerned — about. Research reports that roughly 3 million people in the United States have dental implants, with the number of individuals who need dental implants steadily increasing by approximately 500,000 a year.
The United States dental implant market is thriving, with its market value currently hovering around $1 million and is expected to hit at least $5 billion b 2018. Research shows that about 178 million people in the country are actually missing at least one tooth. Clearly, this is a service that millions of Americans need. Read on for some useful info to know before you pick out who will be performing your implant procedure.
Finding Affordable Dental Implants in Your Area: (more…)
Did you know? Tooth enamel is one of the hardest surfaces in our bodies. Our teeth are really our first line for digestion, breaking down food before it makes its way to the stomach. Around 100 years ago, most adults in North America were actually toothless. However, affordable dentists and caring family dentistry have really addressed the need for general family dentistry.
The best dentistry starts with good at-home habits. These habits include brushing your teeth, using a great tooth brush, and flossing. The average toothbrush has around 25,000 bristles to scrub your teeth clean. That team of 25,000 should be called upon two times per day, everyday. The shelf life for a too (more…)
Cosmetic dentistry has reached an all-time-high of popularity in the last few years, and with good reason. Today we have cosmetic dentistry procedures and techniques that tend to yield impressive and dramatic, long-term results. From fairly simple tooth procedures like whitening and getting fitted for porcelain veneers to more involved treatments like the various means of getting new teeth, cosmetic dentistry procedures have come a long way.
Here are some of the most common questions posed about popular cosmetic dentistry procedures and some helpful answers to help you get started on your journey to a brighter smile.
Physician-supervised teeth whitening systems like BriteSmile and Zoom are largely considered to be the safest options. In general, (more…)
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