Did you know that Americans spend about $1.4 billion on teeth whitening procedures and products every year? And this isn?t even counting yet all the money Americans put into their teeth, period. How our teeth matter, and it?s often one of the parts of a person?s appearance that they are most sensitive about. Not only does the state of your teeth make an impact on first impressions, but teeth are an important part of your overall oral health.
If you?ve been thinking about giving your teeth a much needed ?upgrade,? there are several procedures out there worth considering — and many of them are probably easier to obtain than you should have thought. Here are four popular options for cosmetic dentistry that you might want to consider.
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Citizens of Iowa, get ready — you may need to wait a while before your next dental appointment. According to officials, smaller towns will be the first hit by Iowa?s aging dentist demographic — more than 50% of dentists in the state are expected to retire soon. Experts point out that when dentists move from rural communities into big cities, it can often encourage a downward health spiral for those areas that have to deal with a dental shortage.
Dentists Aren?t as Interested in Rural Communities
Part of the issue, according to a local dental office manager Lois Kern, is that dentistry itself is changing — many dentists are going into corporate dentistry, in part due to the high costs of opening practices in small communities. As the price of education continues to rise, m