How healthy is your smile? Do you hide your teeth when you’re having a photo taken? If so, you may want to consider visiting a cosmetic dentist.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) recently released a survey where 99.7% of the participants stated they believed having a healthy smile is important for their social life. The survey also showed that 18% of the participants tend to avoid showing their teeth when their picture was taken, and 32% are concerned about the overall appearance of their teeth.
Cosmetic dentists can provide you with a variety of whitening options as well as other options, such as different types of dental implants. They can also restore worn or short teeth, reshape teeth, and close spaces between existing teeth.
After having their teeth whitened by dentists, 82.5% said they noticed a significant difference. While approximately 15 million people in the United States are choosing to replace their missing or damaged teeth with bridges or crowns, others are choosing dental implants.
The scientific literature reports that the success rate for dental implants is 98%. If you’re considering this popular option, then you may be interested to know that three million people have had teeth implants. Furthermore, recent figures show that approximately 500,000 people a year are choosing this option.
The AACD states that in the United States, over half of the adults aged 50 and older believe that a person’s smile remains their most attractive feature while aging. Roughly 96% of adults believe that they are more appealing to the opposite sex when they have an attractive smile as well.
Another issue that may be preventing you from smiling is periodontal disease. A recent survey showed that 47.2% of adults 30 and older have some form of this disease. Since periodontal disease does tend to increase with age, it’s been found that 60.1% of adults 65 and older have this issue.
If you haven’t been to the dentist for a while, and are concerned with your oral health as well as the appearance of your smile, why not make an appointment now? On average, people schedule dental appointments every three years; however, many experts say that people should visit a dentist every three months or as recommended.