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The field of cosmetic dentistry is rapidly growing in the United States. While most people are familiar with what a family dentist can provide, there may not be as much knowledge about what a cosmetic dentist or a sedation dentist can do. If you have ever wondered what a cosmetic dentist does and if they would help you, consider these facts:
1) Brighter Smiles A cosmetic dentist can perform procedures to whiten teeth. These procedures are increasingly popular and have grown by 300% over the last 5 years in the United States. A cosmetic dentist may use whitening procedures to brighten the overall appearance of a smile or to make natural teeth closer in color to any implants or crowns used to create a more uniform look. If you have ever looked in the mirror and wished for a whiter (more…)
Going to the dentist. Those four simple words have the power to inspire fear and anxiety in millions of people throughout the United States. Avoiding or delaying a trip to your family dentist, however, can have painful and costly consequences for the health of your smile. Luckily, there is now the option to visit a sedation dentist. Sedation in dentistry allows people to be unconscious or semi-conscious during procedures which saves them pain and worry and allows dentists to operate quickly and efficiently. Wondering when to seek out a sedation dentist? Check out these 5 times to consider a sedation dentist below!
1) Routine Checkup If fear or anxiety has kept you away from seeing your dentist even for routine care, visiting a sedation dentist for this may be a great option. Tooth e (more…)
Finding the best dentist to suit your individual dental needs is important. In 2010, people spent an estimated $108 billion on dental services. To make sure you are spending your money wisely and getting the best possible services, here are some tips on things to consider to choose the best dentist for your unique dental needs.
Are Your Needs Cosmetic?
If your teeth are healthy but you are looking for a procedure to improve the overall look of your smile, the best dentist for you may be a specialist in cosmetic dentistry. One of the most common cosmetic dental treatments is teeth whitening. Each year, people spend an estimated $1.4 billion on teeth whitening products and services to brighten up stained teeth. Cosmetic dentists can recommend the best procedures to (more…)
Bruxism — i.e., the habit of grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw without noticing it — is something that sounds fairly harmless, but can actually lead to a variety of health problems. Not only can teeth grinding cause dental health issues, like worn tooth enamel leading to tooth decay and chipped teeth, but it can also cause problems that seem totally unrelated to dental hygiene, like migraines and muscle tension throughout the neck and shoulders.
The serious health effects of bruxism are well-known, and it’s actually a fairly common problem today — it’s estimated that about 40 million Americans grind their teeth, in fact. But the real struggle with teeth grinding seems to lie in the process of diag (more…)
The best cosmetic dentistry services can be hard to find, but once you do it’s a really great feeling. Nationwide, 88.8% of orthodontists had patients who requested tooth whitening, and 76.2% of orthodontists had recently recommended whitening procedures for some patients. This simply speaks to the rise of tooth whitening dentists in American society. Today you can even go to a walk in dentist and you can get the best services that will just whiten your teeth and basically make them look great immediately. The cost of invisalign and other services has also gone down, so these services are suddenly becoming available to the masses.
There has also (more…)
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