Your Health Depends on Regular Dental Visits

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How happy are you with the appearance of your smile? If you’ve noticed your teeth could be a bit brighter, have you been using at-home teeth whitening products or visiting the dentist for regular in-office teeth whitening sessions?

While many people in the United States may use at-home teeth whitening products, having teeth whitened by a dentist is much more effective. A recent survey showed that 82.5% of the patients that had their teeth professionally whitened admitted there was a notable difference.

If you do have your teeth regularly whitened by a dentist, you may not be smiling as often because you have a few missing teeth. In this case, have you considered dental implants? Over 3 million people have chosen to have dental implants rather than wear partials. According to recent scientific literature, it appears that there is a 98% success rate for dental implants.

Have you lost several teeth due to periodontal disease or other issues? Then you may also be interested in having implants rather than full dentures. Implants have the look, feel, and functionality of regular teeth, and you won’t need to deal with the daily regimen of soaking dentures or applying fixative so that they remain attached to your gums.

Some people may not visit the dentist as regularly as they should. In fact, the average time between dental appointments is 3 years for many individuals. During this time, a variety of issues may arise, and teeth not being at their whitest can be the least concern.

Just 1 of the issues that could arise during this time period is gum, or periodontal disease. This is a common issue that tends to affect nearly half of all adults over the age of 30. In addition to causing sore and bleeding gums, periodontal disease, when left untreated, may lead to severe tooth loss.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry recently conducted a survey that revealed 99.7% of the participants believed having a healthy smile was important to them for social reasons. If your smile isn’t as bright as it could be, if you’re experiencing bleeding gums, or other issues, you owe it to yourself to visit the dentist as soon as possible.

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