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We all know we need to see a dentist for routine cleanings, and we’ll definitely go to one if we get a tooth knocked out in a ball game. You may have heard of the concept of cosmetic dentistry, though, and wondered either what it was or whether it?s something the average person really needs. Here?s an explanation of cosmetic dentistry and three good reasons to consider it for yourself.
What is It?
The main purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to make positive changes to the way your teeth and your smile look. Of course this is done within the context of good oral health and does nothing to compromise it; in fact, it can often be done in conjunction with general dentistry. Some of the things (more…)
A smile can affect an individual in many situations. Those situations are likely to be social. The social situations may be professional. In either case, a smile that has yellowed or stained teeth is likely to cause a more negative impression than a smile where the teeth are white and shining.
- According to an AACD survey, virtually all adults (99.7%) surveyed believe a healthy smile is socially important.
- Americans spend an estimated $1.4 billion annually on teeth whitening products.
- 82.5% of people saw a noticeable difference after having their teeth whitened by a dentist.
- Only 35% of adults have naturally well-aligned teeth.
Many Americans have discolored or yellowing or stained teeth. This happens for numerous reasons, including a lack of maintenance or prop (more…)
A smile. A smile is important in social situations. The right smile has the ability to appeal to the opposite sex, a new boss, someone who is a friend. The right smile has all the connotations of a healthy body: Health, caring for the teeth, protecting the teeth, prioritizing them.
An unhealthy smile. An unhealthy smile sends negative impressions to the person who is seeing the teeth. An unhealthy smile may have teeth that are yellowing. The teeth may have stains. They may be from coffee or nicotine. There may be caps or fillings. There may be repercussions. Being passed over for a promotion. Struggling with a girl.
1 in 4 American adults avoid smiling due to the poor condition of their mouth and teeth. Nearly three-quarters (74%) of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt their career succes (more…)
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