Did you know that although the branch of medicine termed “dentistry” is more commonly tied to the subject of teeth, it is also one that can treat the surrounding areas such as the oral cavity? People assume that dentists only treat teeth, but they can do much more than that.
Partially because of the media, people are becoming more and more obsessed with their teeth. Of course oral health and hygiene is important, but more than going for a cleaning or root canal, it is becoming common, especially adults, for cosmetic dental surgery. Or just cosmetic dental procedures in general really. The surgical procedures are things like dental implants, while other cosmetic procedures are things like braces and teeth whitening treatments.
In fact, when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening treatments and braces are becoming more and more common. Here are some interesting facts you might want to know about them if you are considering getting a cosmetic procedure done.
1. Each year U.S. citizens spend about 1.4 billion dollars on procedures and products made to brighten and whiten teeth.
2. Usually, a teeth whitener uses chemistry that is uses peroxide as its base, which uses a process called oxidation to make your smile bright and white.
3. Females make up 66 percent of the patients that get cosmetic dental procedures done according to the AACD.
4. A dental implant is set directly into the socket bone of the missing tooth. Then, over a recovery period of 6 to 12 weeks, the jawbone grows around the new implant as it heals and anchors it securely. See this link for more.