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Unfortunately, not everyone can be blessed with incredibly straight teeth. Nor can everyone grow up without having any dental problems. Fortunately, for individuals that wish to have their teeth fixed, they can lend their teeth to dental professionals, which just so happens to be one of the top 10 most trusted and ethical jobs in America.
For whatever reason, you want your teeth fixed. That is good! It does not even have to be a good reason. Want to improve your confidence? Go for it. You think it will improve your career? Not a bad idea. In fact, according to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 74 percent of Americans thought their unattractive smile hurt their careers.
First, it is good to start with the smaller methods of improving your teeth before segueing into the more severe operations. Oftentimes before any major operations like wisdom teeth removal, dentures, or braces, you will be tasked with improving your gums beforehand.
Obviously, brushing your teeth is a start. You should be brushing at least twice a day, and that is a recommendation from the American Dental Association. This goes for everyone, not just individuals with already healthy teeth. You do not want to make a habit of skipping days.
Teeth cleaning is a method that uses bleach to remove stains that are deeply rooted known as intrinsic stains. Your toothbrush is great for brushing away extrinsic stains, stains on the surface, but are not very effective against the elusive intrinsic stains. With this method, 82.5 percent of patients see a difference.
If you haven’t already had your wisdom teeth removed, now is probably the best time to schedule it. Wisdom teeth are notorious for causing, not only an immense amount of pain coming in, but even worse they can push your teeth out of place. This can be even worse for individuals with naturally straight teeth only for them to be knocked around. It is so common to have them removed that 5 million patients in the United States have theirs removed every year, according to the American Public Health Association, equating to 10 million wisdom teeth. The 5 million patients usually have them removed in an outpatient procedure.
Braces have been used as a means of teeth correction for many years, even today you can find around 4 million Americans wearing them, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. The idea is that the gradual amounts of pressure will slowly reshape the lineup of your teeth without causing a lot of pain. Dentists just can’t pull teeth out and place them back in the gum in their right position. This is why you will see individuals wearing braces for several years.
Dental implants and dentures are two sides of the same coin. However, dental implants place false teeth in your gums while dentures are placed over your gums. If most of your teeth are gone, it is common for any leftover teeth to be removed to make move for dentures.
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