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