The Consequences of Ignoring Dental Hygiene
No one wants to spend their retirement years poring over the latest selection of dentures at their local dental practice. However, dentures are certainly better than the alternative. A wise man once said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and when it comes to dental care for your smile, the rules are no different.
In fact, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry recently reported that as many as 74% of adults feel as if having an unattractive smile could hurt their success at future careers. Additionally, the AACD discovered that more than 50% of adults above the age of 50 believe that the smile continues to be the most attractive feature of our bodies as we age. Despite the pride many have in their smile, most people live a lifestyle that causes persistent damage to their enamel according to (more…)
When facing those trips to the dentist you may face a fear, especially if there is the potential for the dreaded root canal. It is easy to believe you are paying for pain and a treatment that is not worth its actual value.
What Does a Root Canal Cost?
It is hard to say what the standard cost of a root canal might be, as it can be different from one dental office to the next, while it also may be more expensive if it has to be done in an emergency situation or at a walk-in location. With over 15 million root canals performed annually, there may not be the need for these to be extremely expensive, but they definitely can be at times.
Research has shown that the average cost of a root canal ranges anywhere from 900 to 1300 dollars, with the associated dental crown costing between 500 and 3000 dollars. This is where it may be associated with the dental insurance that you may have, or with the dentist you see for the procedure.
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Dentistry stands as one of the most popular and recognized professions today; in fact, dentistry ranks among the top 10 most trusted and ethical professions in the United States today, and this branch of medicine is a popular one for those looking to enter a career where they can help others. Higher education and apprenticeship for this job is common, and attending dental college is an essential step to becoming a dentist or a dental assistant, both of which are in-demand, well-regarded (and good paying) jobs today. Someone attending dental college or a recent graduate may get real-world experience with live patient clinics (probably under supervision) and with this hands-on dental training, a student or a recent gaduate can cover a lot of ground to becoming a full fledged dentist or a dental assistant. What are these jobs like, and how can customers and patients take better care of their teeth in everyday life?
Dental College and Work
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Good dental health is a major component of any child or adult keeping their health in check. Tooth maintenance and preventing dental issues such as cavities or tooth decay is just as important as getting enough nutrients, exercising enough, getting enough sleep, and sanitation such as washing hands or showering or bathing. If a person suffers bad teeth problems such as cavities, tooth decay, or loss of enamel, expensive dentist procedures such as root canals, tooth extraction, and more may be necessary, and root canals and getting teeth pulled out is not something a person would want. How can good dental care save money in the long run? What can a family dentist do for you? Why are sealants and dentures useful for different patients?
Dentistry as a Whole
There is more to dentistry than root canals or X-rays. Among all American professions, dentistry ranks in the top 10 most trusted and ethical professions, and the services of (more…)
Kids are notoriously unenthusiastic about trips to the dentist. Even as adults we rarely jump for join when we book an appointment. But, did you know that there are kids dentists that specialize in working just with children? Here I’ll break down the basics that you need to know about kids dentists, so that you can better understand how helpful they can be for your children and your whole family!
What Training Do Kids Dentists Have?
Kids dentists all attend the minimum of 4 years in an accredited dental school. They then go on to complete another 2 years in a residency position. There they will specialize their training while working with infants, kids, teenagers, and children with special needs. All of that experience means they not only know how to make the dentist visit a little easier for parents, but they know how to interact with children of all ages and backgrounds. Having a friendly face to look forward to can make a world of difference for kids when it c (more…)
Anyone who has had any kind of general dentistry knows that certain food, like candy, is bad for your teeth and for the teeth of your family. Kids dentists have done a great job in recent years of raising awareness about how what goes in bottles and what kids eat has a powerful effect on their dental health, as well as how their dental health affects their overall health throughout life. But preventative care in general dentistry is more than just regular cleanings and avoiding candy. There are some unexpected things that can be just as damaging to your children’s teeth as gooey candies and lots of sugar.
Many people feed their children fruit juice under the mistaken impression that this is healthy. In reality, while fruit is “natural” in a way that sugar and soda is not, fruit juice has just as much sugar as soda and is just as damaging both to your child’s metaboli (more…)
Your 17 year old daughter has a love hate relationship with her invisible aligners. She loves how they are quickly repositioning her teeth into the healthy smile that she desperately wants, she hates that she has to wear them at all. After nearly two years in traditional braces, she failed to follow through with the 12 months of retainer wear that she as assigned and the result was a shift in three teeth that damaged her current permanent retainer. Left with just a few options, which included everything from leaving the shifted teeth as their were to wearing traditional braces again, you, your husband and daughter decided that the invisible aligners would be the best option. They cost a little more than the tradit (more…)
Many people feel self conscious about the look of their teeth. Statistics show that 32% of people surveyed reported being concerned by how their teeth looked. One cause for this can be if you’ve recently suffered damage to your tooth. Considering that, it’s important to know the three possible outcomes of direct trauma to the teeth. Knowing what type of situation you’re in can help you find the best ways to treat these problems. With that in mind, here are three common types of damaged teeth.
- Intact Tooth That Feels Loose
If you’ve suffered damage to your tooth, it’s common to notice that it feels slightly different. If your tooth feels slightly loose and you’re seeing a bit of blood, it’s understandable for this to feel jarring. You’ll want to check and see if your tooth feels loose. It’s important that you don’t use too much pressure to do this. That being (more…)
If you ask a random civilian on the street how they feel about the dentists, then chances are they will say they hate it. Most people hate having to go visit the dentist, which is quite weird considering the fact that people care about their teeth. Understand that just about 32% of all people are truly concerned by the look of their teeth. So here are the facts on why you should fix your broken tooth if you have one!
Recent scientific data has revealed that dental implants have a current success rate of nearly 98%. While a broken tooth may be a hard situation to deal with, you can easily fix your situation. All it takes is a dental crown and you will be looking great within a few days.
Across the United States, nearly 12 million people have crown and bridge replacements for missing teeth. Sometimes this does not deal with a broken tooth but instead deals with a terribly infected tooth. So if you have a cavity that grows out of control, you can fix it with a crown to make you (more…)
For many adults, the idea of losing a tooth sounds like a nightmare — 99.7% of Americans surveyed say that having a healthy smile is a key factor in one’s social life, and nearly three-quarters (74%) say that an unattractive smile could even hurt their chances of having a successful career.
Yet having one or more missing teeth is more common than you may think. In fact, the American College of Prosthodontists estimates that 36 million Americans are missing at least one of their pearly whites.
But is having a missing tooth really all that serious? It might be easy to think that one can go about their lives normally after losing one of their adult teeth, but the reality isn’t always so simple. Keep reading to find out the facts about having a missing tooth — and whether or not you should speak to your family dentist about replacing it with a dental implant:
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