Before, going to the dentist was pretty much just about keeping your smile healthy. While this is still the first priority of your dentist, they are also focused on the appearance of your smile and how you feel about it. Cosmetic dentistry may not be new, but it is becoming more and more popular every year! There are numerous reasons why this is the case. Read on to learn about the different factors that are contributing the to popularity of cosmetic dentistry.
More People Are Retaining Their Teeth
Due to the numerous advancements in modern dentistry to help people maintain excellent oral health, there are more people who are retaining their teeth later in their life. As a result, additional people are investing in their smiles to keep them appearing both healthy and attractive. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), about 26% of patients who undergo cosmetic dentistry are over the age of 40. 26% of patients are older than 50. In the end, people want their teeth to look good as they become older.
Understanding the Benefits of a Beautiful Smile
There are several ways that having an aesthetically pleasing smile can help you in your daily life. The AACD conducted a survey that determined that 74% of respondents believed having an unattractive smile reduces their chances of landing a desirable job or having a successful career. A gorgeous smile ultimately helps you to appear more friendly, approachable, and attractive.
More Disposable Income
Global wages are higher than they have been in the past, so patients are able to spend money on things that they desire rather than just essential needs. Ultimately, more people are able to invest in their appearance.
Technology is coming a long way in a short period of time. Just think about how much things have changed since you were a kid. Things are advancing in the dental field as well. With more cosmetic options than ever before, dentists being able to see accurate 3D diagrams of the mouth, and a wide variety of sedation options for a more comfortable treatment, it is no wonder that more people have a greater trust in cosmetic dentistry.
The cosmetic dentistry industry is booming, and now you know why. With so many amazing benefits and all of the factors listed above, more patients are bound to work towards a smile they are proud to show off!
About the Author
Dr. Kim Turnbow earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio and is passionate about continuing education to keep her knowledge and skills sharp. She earned her Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry and is a proud member of the American Dental Association and Texas Dental Association. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry or to schedule an appointment at her office in New Braunfels, visit her website or call (830) 626-1111.