Especially for children dental hygiene is important. Amazingly, babies begin developing their primary teeth as soon as six weeks after conception. Although children are going to lose their primary teeth at some point, instilling good oral hygiene practices in a child is especially important, and as such, it is very wise to invest in children dental services while your children are young.
Not practicing good oral hygiene practices can have serious consequences. For starters, because teeth are such a pivotal social asset, cosmetic dentistry costs are likely in the future of those with oral hygiene problems. Since the average cosmetic dentistry patient spends between $5,000 and $6,000 on procedures to improve their smile, visiting a family dentist or general dentist is a great thing to do early and often.
Cosmetic dental work is expensive, and often unnecessary. However, there are times it can be extremely necessary. Around 100 years ago, approximately half of all adults in North America were toothless. Today, thanks to improved dental care and awareness, fewer than 10 percent of adults over age 65 have lost teeth. Tooth loss is fairly common in the United States; most tooth loss in people under 35 years of age is caused by athletic trauma, fights or accidents, and younger people especially invest in cosmetic dental work like dental implants.
Dental implants can give you the best possible substitute for real teeth. They are based from titanium and rooted into the jaw, meaning with the proper care, they will last a lifetime. However, barring unforeseen trauma, good hygiene can help to stave off tooth loss and keep people looking healthy and feeling great. With that said, instilling good oral hygiene practices in young people can set an example for the future.