There is no question that the world of medicine and health is vital to the everyday lives of many Americans. Even though this is true, there are still so many people that absolutely loathe the idea of visiting a doctor. Even worse, however, is the distaste that people have for visiting the dentist’s office, even though most people are incredibly self-conscious about their teeth!
Getting work done on your teeth is definitely uncomfortable and it is not a fun process. However, it is absolutely essential that people keep in mind just how important this process is. Without the proper dental work done to your teeth you can end up with dead teeth, dead nerves, and crowns and caps all in your mouth.
Even though most people view going to the local dentist as some sort of awful ritual, it is actually a very easy process. Thanks to the recent developments in medicine, dentists are now more efficient in providing safe and comfortable procedures to their patients. There is no better physically numbing medicine than the medicine available today and it is why it is so easy to go and visit the dentist. Here are all of the facts on dentists and veneers.
A recent survey was conducted amongst adults in regards to their teeth and the brushing process. This survey was done anonymously so that people involved would be honest. One of the revelations to come out of this survey involves the fact that 25% of all adults do not brush their teeth each day and an appalling third of all men do not brush their teeth each day.
This sort of error can be dangerous to the health of the mouth especially if you avoid seeing a dentist. Not properly brushing your teeth can come back to bit you in the long run if you continuously fail to manage your mouth.What is worse is that this survey also revealed that one in ten adults stated that they often forget to brush their teeth. Chances are they forget to see a dentist and won’t get the proper treatment they need which can include veneers.
Veneers are basically a lesser form of braces. It is almost like a mouth guard designed to both protect teeth and to help improve the quality of teeth. This does not mean that veneers are used to clean teeth but instead, it means that your teeth can be straightened by this.
If you are afraid of the dentist you should not be. As a matter of fact, they now use sedation dentistry to help people who are nervous, anxious, or afraid of visiting the dentist. If you are one of these people do not worry, just about 15% of all Americans have stated they are fearful or anxious about visiting a dentist.
Just about half of all adults in the United States have stated that they visit their dentist regularly. What constitutes as regularly is the recommended six-month visit. Every six months you should see your doctor so they can look at your teeth and determine if you need dental implants or veneers.
Right now in the United States, there are nearly 3 million people have implants and that number is growing by 500,000 a year. According to an AACD survey, virtually all adults (99.7%) surveyed believe a healthy smile is socially important. This is one of the many reasons why everyone should schedule regularly check-ups with a dentist!
Up to 15 million people in the United States have crown and bridge replacements for missing teeth. Nearly half the population are unhappy with their teeth, which equates to 48%, with discolored teeth, which equates to 64%, as the main reason for being unhappy.
There is no doubt that people need to stay on top of seeing a dentist no matter if it is for veneers or just for a checkup. With the number of people who clearly care about how their teeth look, it is crazy to think that so many people are afraid of visiting a dentist. As a matter of fact, it really does not make any sense, to be honest. Make sure you get your regular appointments scheduled as soon as possible!