Perhaps you are not among the more than 60% of people between the ages of 18 and 64 who went to a dental practice in 2010. If that is the case, now is as good a time as any to ask yourself, “Where can I find a quality dentist near me?”
The answer to this question may depend in part on what particular dental treatments you need done. Dental implant procedures, which achieve the goal as much as 98% of the time, are ideal for those who have missing teeth. The implant itself consists of a titanium root that is installed in the gums with a ceramic crown on top it that resembles a real tooth. These implants can last for the entirety of one’s life if they are taken care of properly.
If you are experiencing chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis, it may be due to another dental issue that must be resolved. This is the case for about 85% of of those who are diagnosed with halitosis.
Of course, it is important to maintain proper dental health at home in addition to visits to the dentist. Using a quality toothbrush can certainly help, but it is important to remember to use hot water to rinse bacteria from the toothbrush after using it. If you have been ill recently or if three months have passed (whatever comes first), you should get a new toothbrush. The origins of the toothbrush go as far back as 3500 BC when Babylonians chewed small sticks in order to effectively clean their teeth.
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