Thursday, July 30, 2015
Many people regard the smile with great significance. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), 53 percent of people stated that it’s the smile they first notice when meeting someone for the first time, and 89 percent feel that a great smile enhances a person’s attractiveness significantly. With this kind of effect on perception and impression, it’s no wonder why a lot of people are conscious about their smile. If they don’t think they have a nice smile, they’ll smile less. Many would like to be able to smile more so they actively search for ways to improve their smile—and that is the reason why demand for dental procedures is increasing. Taking care of the teeth is not only for appearances’ sake – function and health are concerns as well. Tooth problems, decay in particular, could have adverse effects on a person’s health. They also affect speaking and chewing. These are why it’s important to go to a dentist regularly and at the first sign of any oral problem.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
In the world of dentistry, it is common knowledge that tooth decay is a common dental problem faced by both kids and adults—and sugars are the topmost cause of decay. Plaque, which constantly forms on teeth that are not regularly or properly brushed, houses lots of bacteria. As a person eats sugar-laden foods, the bacteria reacts with them, thereby producing acid that eats away at the enamel, the outer covering of the teeth. The more sugars one eats, the higher the amount of acids produced, thus accelerating decay. When the enamel breaks down, cavities are formed. The American Dental Association states that while common in children, cavities are potentially a bigger problem with adults due to changes that occur with aging. The gums recede from the teeth, which exposes the roots to plaque.