The fact is that many of us don’t feel good about the way our teeth look or feel. There is a paradoxical effect in which most Americans are worried about the appearance of their teeth, and put great stock in an attractive smile — but at the same time, they don’t go to the dentist regularly. According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 74% of adults believe that unattractive smiles can hurt them professionally, and 99.7% of adults believe that an attractive smile is socially important. This doesn’t even mention the fact that tooth pain can be a severe distraction in life, even if your overall health remains unaffected. People often cite tooth pain as some of the worst they’ve ever experienced, even w
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Almost all adults (997%) surveyed by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry believe a health smile is socially important.
And why not? A healthy smile is indicative of many positive behavioral qualities: the ability to keep strong a new habit, the ability to take pride in one’s appearance, and the ability, simply put, to look healthy and attractive.
A healthy smile is important, which is why it’s so shocking that more Americans don’t go to a dentist. Recent statistics suggest:
- The average time people went between dental visits was three years
- 100 million Americans each year don’t go to the dentist