Going to the dentist on a regular basis is important for a variety of reasons. When an individual has untreated dental issues, they can be uncomfortable and potentially lead to serious health problems. Furthermore, many adults in the United States have stated that they avoid smiling because they are concerned by the appearance and condition of their teeth. It’s not surprising that 74% of adults believe an unattractive smile can adversely affect their careers.
Many Americans, for example, have untreated cavities. It’s believed that a minimum of 1 out of every 5 people in the United States has 1 or more cavities that have been left untreated. In addition to the pain associated with cavities, when left untreated, these teeth can chip, break, and lead to other issues.
Going to the dentist has been known as one of the least exciting events, but when you take a moment to really learn about your teeth, they’re actually pretty cool! Take a look at some of the fun dental facts below, and you’ll see what we mean:
Going to the dentist is nobody’s idea of a fun time, that’s understandable. However, if you can find a family dentist that you trust and is good with your kids, it can make all the difference. Dentistry is an interesting profession and I’m sure dentists see all kinds of interesting situations as people hype themselves up to sit in their chair. It can be amusing but it can also be frustrating at times, especially if the poor dentist is busy or running behind and the patient can not seem to get their head around the appointment! However, a patient dentist makes all the difference. Here are some characteristics to look for when searching for your soul mate in the dentistry world.
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One of my patients recently asked me about their children’s teeth. One of their kids – as kids will do – had fallen while running and chipped two of her permanent front teeth which had recently come in. My patient had attempted to take her child to her dentist, but the child had become so embarrassed by her teeth and frightened of the dentist’s tools that my patient had to take her screaming child home. “What can I do?” the patient asked me. The answer was simple, but one many parents don’t realize exist: take the child to a dentist for kids.
Yes, that’s right – there is probably at least one specialized dentist for kids in every city in America. Why? Well for one, kids are frightened of going to the dentist office and scary-looking dental technologies. Continue Reading No Comments