Cosmetic Dental Options and Oral Health Four Facts To Make you Smile

We all know it is true: a bright, healthy smile is a good way to meet people and open new doors for conversation, careers and camaraderie. In fact, a recent survey by the AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) found that a healthy smile, even if treated with a little cosmetic dental help, is socially important to 99.7% of all people questioned.

Yet many people are reluctant to visit the dentist (translate that to actually mean ‘petrified’) or have any cosmetic dental work. The thoughts of fillings, veneers, crowns and caps are all just too much for them!

Others will admit that they are less than vigilant about the upkeep of their oral health. But good dental habits are highly important to your overall health, and your local dentist would tell you just that.

Here are four quick facts about cosmetic dental procedures and visiting the dentist, cosmetic dental options and oral hygiene that might help you in maintaining your bright and healthy smile…or even consider making your current smile even more dazzling!

Once is Not Enough
It is recommended that Americans brush twice a day to keep up good oral health. However, many adult Americans, 25%, in fact, have anxiety because of how their teeth look.

My Lips are Sealed
If you are anxious or hesitant about visiting the dentist (translate that to actually mean ‘petrified’), you are not alone. However, American adults seem to be making themselves do it; about 127.6 million had a dentist visit in 2017. Good job!

…Short of a Full Load?
Are you missing a tooth? Or teeth? Well, there are cosmetic dental procedures and even emergency dentist visits that can help. There is no need to keep your hand over your mouth for the rest of your life.

Work on It
Nearly 75% of adults (74%, actually) think that a smile is important to a successful career, and that an unattractive one can have a negative impact on a career (according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry).

To sum up, with all the advances in general dentistry, family dental care and cosmetic dental procedures, there are many ways to make sure that you take care of your oral health and that you are able to improve on the looks of your smile. Awareness and upkeep are two great ways to make sure you stay on top of things…so you’ll keep smiling!

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