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We live during a time where there is more pressure to conform to a certain ‘standard’ of attractiveness than ever before. However, it is not only our shape that we may feel needs to be addressed in order to achieve this desirable appearance, but also many other aspects of the way that we look – including our teeth and smile. Being unhappy with one of our features, however small, can have a catastrophic effect on our emotional wellbeing. It is easy to become fixated on this one aspect of our body, particularly if, as is the case with our teeth, it is very difficult to hide. Loss of confidence and self-esteem, low mood, anxiety and depression have all been shown to affect a person who feels embarrassed by their smile.

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We all want to keep our natural teeth as long as possible. However, studies show that tooth loss is virtually inevitable as we age. By 50 years old, the average American has already lost 12 teeth, and more are almost certainly on their way out. Diets high in sugar, poor brushing techniques, bruxism and other problems can all attribute to tooth loss.

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The innovations in preventive dentistry have been phenomenal over the past several years. From the detection of early oral cancer symptoms to the introduction of the dental implant, the improvement factor in both patient comfort and professional diagnostic advancement cannot be disputed. Although the strides in technology have been great, good oral health relies on…

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Any dental issue that may arise will be easier to treat in the early stage, gum disease being a prime example. The problem is that bad breath and gums that bleed easily may be the only early signs of trouble and these symptoms may be explained away by something else altogether. Your dentist will probe…

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The goal of preventive dentistry is to help people to take care of their teeth so that oral disease can be kept to a minimum, it concentrates on intercepting dental issues instead of focusing on ways to treat them. So, what kind of defensive measures fall under the umbrella of preventive dentistry? Brushing your teeth…

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