An estimated 70% of the US population is missing one or more teeth. For most people, a lost tooth most often occurs in the back area (the molars), which is easier left untreated. Since this is the case, many folks leave that lost tooth untreated. The times when someone is more likely to get a dental implant to remedy a lost tooth is only in cases when a person loses one of their front teeth.
“Gummy” is a word used to describe people who show a lot of gum when they smile. About 7 percent of men and 14 percent of women have gummy smiles, and experts believe the number could be higher. Prominent gums are not the easiest to hide. You can cover your mouth with your hand or practice keeping your smile to a minimum. But sometimes, the jokes get too funny, and you can’t help but laugh your heart
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reports that about 21% of children aged 6 to 11 have dental caries on their permanent teeth. Left untreated, the condition could cause tremendous pain and difficulty in chewing food. In severe cases, it could get infected and form a tooth abscess, a collection of pus which can open the floodgates to other harmful infections. Parents can do their part to prevent this problem by teaching their kids to
Experts believe that people splurge on cosmetic dental treatments because enhancing the smile is a subtle yet effective way to freshen one’s appearance. According to cosmetic dentist Dr. Uchenna Okoye, “smile tweaking” is becoming a part of people’s overall grooming routines as they realize the age-defying benefits of improving the smile. Teeth whitening and straightening are some of the common treatments patients turn to achieve a younger-looking appearance. With the arrival of new dentistry technology,