In the U.S. 20% of adults have untreated cavities. Many people who cannot afford dental insurance are included in that 20%. As a result, those who cannot or do not have dental work done feel self-conscious about their teeth and will often cover their mouth to hide their teeth when pictures are taken.
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Regular visits to the dentist can help to keep our teeth healthy and strong. What though about the appearance of our teeth? Is that be given the appropriate amount of attention? Does it even matter? Yes. it most certainly does.
The Importance of Cosmetic DentistryIn a recent survey 74% of men and women stated that they feel an unattractive smile can be detrimental to a successful career.
Our smile can have a larger effect on our social lives than some of us may realize. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, say that 99.7% of people they surveyed felt that a healthy smile is socially important.
Seeing a cosmetic dentist can even improve our
Most of the world knows that Americans are very concerned with the look of their teeth. The problem is that many people in the United States are missing at least one tooth. Almost 70% of all Americans who are between 35 and 44 years old are missing at least one tooth. They lose teeth to accidents, failed root canals tooth decay and gum disease. There are about three million people who have at least one dental implant. Every year, about a half a million people join those ranks. Many dental offices recommend dental implants because they are the closest thing people can get to natural teeth