The eyes are the windows of the soul, but it is still our smile that lights up our face. Your smile is part of the first impression you make and how extra wonderful it will be if your smile is “backed up” by a set of healthy and bright white teeth.
Not only are healthy, white teeth the best accessory you can wear; these also create in you a youthful appearance. The positive effects of having white teeth, however, have caused in many an obsession to having their teeth become as white as possible. Thus, when the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry made a survey on what people liked most to improve about their smile, the top reply was whiter teeth. The American Association of Orthodontists says the same after studies show that almost about 90% of dental patients have asked for the same service: tooth whitening.
Before getting obsessed with having sparkling white teeth, however, the initial question should be, if the set of teeth that you want to be whitened is still complete. Unfortunately for some people suffering from tooth loss due to decay or other natural causes, they will require other types of dental treatment that will put teeth whitening at the bottom of the list.
Tooth decay, gum disease, root canal complications, mouth trauma, and wear and tear are the most common causes of loss of a tooth or multiple teeth in many individuals. Our teeth are covered in enamel, the hardest substance (produced by animals, including man), which is also relatively resistant to chemicals and to wear. As we age, however, our teeth get subjected to various factors which damage the enamel surface, resulting to different oral problems, the most common of which is tooth loss.
As explained by Dr. Sid K. Steadman D.D.S. in her website, though a person may suffer loss of a tooth or multiple teeth, there are now ways available to replace virtually any missing tooth in a way that will keep these replacements looking completely natural: through dental implants. Not only are dental implants a long-term, restorative solution, but these can also improve one’s dental health and hygiene. Additionally, dental implants will allow recipients to eat the food they enjoy without any difficulty chewing and without other complications, and help quickly regain a person’s natural-looking smile in no time at all.