Archive for February 11, 2014
More than 60% of Americans have visited a dental office in the past year. However, visiting a dentist twice a year is what is recommended to maintain dental health, and 40% of the country is not even visiting a single time. This can be problematic as people age and small problems and neglect add up to much bigger dental problems.
Only about 20% of men brush their teeth after each meal, even though that is what is recommended. Only about 60% of women brush twice a day. On top of this, three quarters of Americans do not replace their tooth brushes as often as they should to maximize their oral health. These all might seem like minor problems, but as this mild neglect adds up over years and decades, it can translate into tooth decay, tooth loss, and other more serious and noticeable problems later in life.
Pretty much every American agrees that a smile is an important social asset. However, many people are suffering from tooth problems like missing or damaged teeth, and for those people, dental implants and other cosmetic dentistry procedures can help them get their lives back.
Most tooth loss in people under the age of 35 is caused by either athletic trauma, fights, or accidents. The dental implant process can help people missing teeth for any reason to feel comfortable and be able to eat whatever they want and live the lifestyle they want again. But what is a dental implant?
There are a number of different styles of dental implants, including computer guided dental implants, mini dental implants, and all on four dental impl