Going to the dentist is typically a traumatic experience that begins when we are very young. Many a child has to be bribed into behaving at the dentist office. That is okay for children because they do not understand why they have to lay very still on a table with bright lights in their eyes and their mouth clamped open while someone pokes and prods at their gums, teeth and tongue. However, as an adult, you do not have to dread going to a dentistry for a couple of reasons:
- 1. You know the end game. You know that even if there is some pain, it will be worth it in the long run.
- 2. Going to the dentist does not have to be only for necessities; cosmetic dentistry services like teeth whitening or veneers are becoming increasingly popular. 96% of adults do think that a great smile can make someone more attractive to members of the opposite sex.
Then you have the cosmetic side of dentistry. 3 million Americans have had implants put in and that number is growing by 500,000 a year. There are many ways to replace missing teeth after having them either pulled or fall out for some reason. However, the only one provides the appearance, feel, and sight of real teeth is a dental implant.
Teeth whitening is another popular cosmetic dentistry service.
Hopefully this article has given you a little different perspective about dentist visits. Maybe, you’ll even look forward to an appointment now, rather than dreading it! What are some other things that would make you or your children feel better about visiting the dentist?