Adults Searching for Ways to Keep Their Teeth Strong and Smile Big

In order to impress their friends and family, U.S. adults spend a lot of time and money upgrading their vehicles, improving their homes (35% of remodeling jobs involve the entire home), and furthering their careers. Although these are important aspects of life, it’s also notable that a significant amount of time, energy, and money is spent on improving dental hygiene.

According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey, wholly 99.7% of adults believe a healthy smile is socially important.

Households and schools across the country stress the importance of proper dental care to children, but when it comes time for adults to hold themselves accountable for their teeth, too many of them ignore oral issues, resulting in a poor smile and other consequences.

“When you smile big, you smile big because you are happy,” said Crystal Suzik, of the Great Start Collaborative.

Your Daily Glove reports that Suzik and her program recently purchased 1,000 toothbrushes to give out to kids in hopes of encouraging them to take care of their teeth throughout their entire lives.

Free toothbrushes after a visit to the dentist probably won’t help adults take care of their teeth, but another aspect of dental care that’s often linked to adolescence is being used more and more with grownups.

CBS Sacramento reports that more than 1 million American citizens over the age of 19 now have braces. A person’s chance of having to get braces as they grow older is much higher if they never had a retainer or braces during their youth. Since adults and children alike aren’t necessarily fans of the metal pieces holding their teeth together, people are searching for alternatives.

Fiberotomy is a minor surgical procedure that severs the fibers surrounding the teeth.

“The tissues are reattaching to the tooth when the tooth is in its new position as opposed to the position prior to the orthodontic therapy,” said Dr. Kal Rasheed, a periodontist for Capitol Periodontal Group.

People are going to have to continue to maintain their dental hygiene to ensure a healthy smile, but as long as there are quality procedures out there, and they don’t mind spending the necessary dental expenses, they should have a great smile they aren’t ashamed to show off.

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