The American Association of Dental Consultants, or AADC for brevity, asked American adults how important they believed a healthy smile is to positive social relations. It was found that 99.7% of those surveyed felt it to be very important. If we feel so strongly about each other’s teeth, how far should a person go to get a great smile?
Are You Happy With Your Smile?
As many as 32% of the public are not satisfied with how they look when they smile. It may be that their teeth are not perfectly straight, or that they wish their teeth were whiter. Some people find that even after fixing these basic problems that they are still not satisfied. Sometimes, gums may recede or conversely cover more of the tooth than is flattering. One tooth may be smaller than those surrounding it, making n (more…)
According to the CDC, approximately one out of every five children in the United States has untreated cavities. The actual percentages are 19.5% of children between the ages of 2 and 5 and 22.9% in children between the ages of 6 and 19. These are startling figures in childrens dentistry because while cavities are simple to correct, they can also lead to more serious dental problems.
Childrens dentistry has developed quite a lot over the years, and there is no reason your little ones can?t maintain healthy beautiful smiles. For children, going to a dentist can be scary, but a pediatric dentist can make your child feel comfortable while still doing what they nee (more…)
Your smile is the first thing that people notice upon meeting you, and everyone desires perfect teeth to make a great first impression. If you’ve been dealing with yellow, crooked, or missing teeth, you should know that family dentists now have the tools and techniques to help you regain a beautiful smile.
Cosmetic dentistry has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past decade, which means you can finally obtain a perfect smile without having to see a specialist. The best family dentists offer a litany of important teeth-enhancing services that will undo years of damage and help you smile (more…)
How healthy are your teeth? While brushing and flossing daily are important, there are a myriad of easily attainable diseases and common health issues that can still sneak in and need professional attention. When as many as 70% of Americans feel a crooked smile can hurt their career success, visiting your dentist twice a year should be a good habit to develop. Look below at the top reasons you should take better care of your teeth, from superior gum health to even boosting your dating prospects!
What Are Common Health Problems?
We’re all familiar with popular woes like cavities and gum disease. Did you know, though, that at least one in five Americans have an untreated cavity or two? Poor adults are 20% more likely to have neglected (more…)
When it comes to finding work, a properly-written resume can make potential employers sit up and take notice. During the job interview, however, employers are looking for well-dressed candidates with some experience in the field. Asking questions, having a firm handshake, and delivering positive work references can go a long way toward securing any position. There have been no formal studies on the subject, but most Americans believe one other factor can help them attain their career goals: a bright smile.
The vast majority of people do state that an attractive smile and up-to-date dental work is extremely important to them, and some even believe that the perfect smile can help them find their dream job. Surprisingly, most American adults are missing at least a few teeth; “edentulism” is extremely comm (more…)
Getting professional dental care can be a polarizing topic. Some people love having their oral hygiene taken of for them, while others dread going to the dentist. No doubt one of the first questions a dentist will ask when they first see a patient is if you’ve been flossing. Teeth brushing may be the common standard in dental health, but the benefits of flossing basics cannot be overlooked. Here are three important reasons to floss daily (or at least semi-regularly).
1.) Plaque and Tartar Buildup: The most basic reason to add flossing to your daily oral care routine is because brushing you teeth simply doesn’t get everything. Brushing only cleans about 70% of your teeth. It’s important to floss to take care of the other 30%. (more…)
Did you know that George Washington never owned a set of wooden teeth? His entirely toothless mouth was filled with cow and human teeth, and sometimes dentures made of gold, silver and Hippopotamus ivory. That sounds like only a slight upgrade from wooden teeth. While you noodle that, here are three other mouth myths that might apply to your dental habits more than the quality of George Washington’s dentures:
- MYTH: You should brush immediately after eating.
It’s logical to assume that the sooner that you brush the food out of your mouth, the greater you can protect your teeth from the decay the food might cause. However, Mother Nature blessed our mouths with two layers of protection against food:
- The enamel that coats our teeth is actually harder than bone and pro (more…)
It seems like every parent must go through a battle every morning and night to get their children to brush their teeth. Ironically, many of these parents may just be hypocrites. An estimated one in four adults don’t brush their teeth twice a day, including one third of the male population.
It’s not news when someone finds themselves facing oral surgery due to improper teeth maintenance, considering the frequency it seems to occur. Orthodontists can perform a multitude of dental procedures required to return someone’s teeth to good condition. Implants such as crowns and veneers have become popular operations because these replacements can be more reliable than actual teeth. Some people even have them im (more…)
Taking care of your teeth doesn’t have to be a total nightmare, but it’s important to realize that just brushing once a day won’t cut it! There are plenty of ways you could be harming your teeth without realizing it, so it’s imperative to clean your teeth as regularly as possible in order to maintain proper dental hygiene.
If you’ve been struggling to find a better way to care for your teeth, here are just a few ideas to help you get back on track:
Sleep Apnea is a very common and potentially life threatening condition in which an obstruction in a person’s airway prevent them from breathing while they sleep, causing them to awaken repetitively throughout the night. The quality of life for a person with Sleep Apnea can be very poor. Their lack of sleep makes them unfocused and irritable and often leads to serious depression.
The dangers of Sleep Apnea are alarming; long-term studies show that people with untreated Sleep Apnea are three times more likely suffer an untimely death than people without it. In fact, drivers who suffer from Sleep Apnea are 6 times more likely to die in a car wreck.
Getting treatment could significantly improve the quality of life for people who exhibit the symptoms. Some people who have Sleep Apnea (more…)
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