While dentistry and oral care have been around for thousands of years, they've never stopped evolving. Even today, dental researchers and experts are working constantly to develop better techniques, technologies, and solutions to help people get the most out of their mouths.
Those efforts can directly benefit you as a patient. With modern dentistry techniques, there have never been more ways to help you feel confident and secure in your smile.
One of the top reasons people are unhappy with their teeth is because of discoloration. Nearly half, or 48%, of the population, say they're unhappy with their smile, and 64% say it's because of the color. Yellowing of the teeth occurs naturally with age, but habits like smoking, drinking coffee, wine, or soda, and poor hygiene can cause discoloration more rapidly and noticeably. New cosmetic dentistry techniques, like laser whitening, are available to give you a gleaming white grin with just a few treatments that last only 30 to 90 minutes.
The words "root canal" tend to strike fear into the hearts of many dental patients, but modern dentistry techniques have rendered the procedure virtually painless. There are more than 15 million root canals performed every year, and though your tooth may feel sensitive or different after treatment, it's a far better alternative to losing that tooth forever.
One of the most rapidly evolving fields of dentistry is in dental restoration and implant technology. CEREC crowns, for example, are made using 3D technology to form an exact replica for your missing tooth. Best of all, the entire process can be completed in just one visit -- instead of two or three, like traditional crowns.
There's never been a better time to make full use of your family dentist. With modern tools, the latest technologies, and state-of-the-art equipment, every dentist's office is beginning to feel like a one-stop-shop for all of your dental needs, whether it's for a routine check-up, an emergency, or a cosmetic procedure.
You can be happy and confident about your teeth with the help of the latest dentistry techniques. So go ahead, smile about it!