Did you know that virtually all Americans (a staggering 99.7%!) believe that their smiles are important social assets and that approximately 75% of American adults believe bad teeth can hurt someone’s chances at career success? Yet, there are approximately 33% of people ages 35 to 44 that are missing at least one natural tooth. Thankfully, there are cosmetic dentists who can offer such helpful smile rejuvenating services such as deep teeth cleaning, dentures, and teeth whitening.
Deep teeth cleaning is also called scaling and root planning, is the removal and elimination process of the etiologic agents, like dental plaque in order to create a disease free mouth. Deep teeth cleaning prevents the early stages of gum disease, known as gingivitis. If left this gingivitis is left untreated by deep teeth cleaning, gum disease will set in properly. According to Dental Fear Central, “Gum disease can break down the support (bone) structures of the teeth, so that eventually, they will become loose. … Sadly, the damage to the support structures of the teeth is irreversible.” Thankfully, though, if the gum disease is taken care of with deep teeth cleaning in time, its progression can be stopped and thusly improved.
Dentures are prosthetics constructed to replace missing teeth. The surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity support them, and most conventional dentures are removable. However, there are also other forms of dentures, known as dental implants, that can replace missing teeth if there are still enough natural teeth left. The problem, though, is that dentures are often bulky, uncomfortable, and hard to clean regularly.
The most popular choice for the patients of the best cosmetic dentists is your standard teeth whitening. Many general, walk-in dentists also offer this simple service, which, as the name implies, whitens teeth. According to the FDA, there is a difference between whitening and bleaching though. Whitening restores the natural tooth color, while bleaching whitens teeth beyond the natural color. It’s quite affordable, and an easy way to improve that important social asset.
Having the best dentist is not vital, but making bi-annual trips to your local dentist to have your teeth cleaned is important. They can offer deep teeth cleaning, and a variety of other services. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments. Continue reading here.
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Wow. I had no idea that gum disease could be such a day ruiner.