SAVE YOUR TOOTH MONTH
The American Association of Endodontists conducted a survey to determine what Americans believe is worth saving and found that millennials care about saving their natural teeth just as much as if not more than any other aspect of their body. The survey also found that:
- The top reasons people value saving their natural teeth are because “it’s healthier” and “it gives you a better appearance.”
- 61% of women and 51% of men feel strongly that saving their natural teeth helps them feel better about themselves.
- 24% of millennials ranked their teeth as the number one thing they would save or maintain about their body, compared to baby boomers’ preference for saving their eyesight (37%).
- More than 95% of people say it’s important to save your natural teeth
Saving Natural Teeth
Sometimes your teeth may have infection or disease and will need additional care. When possible, you should always consider treatments to save your teeth. You may think, why not have a tooth pulled, especially if no one can see it, but you will know your tooth is missing and it will negatively impact your quality of life and self-confidence.
What’s more, missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift, affect your ability to properly chew and lead to more problems down the road — and a lot more cost. Tooth extraction often is more painful than the infection itself, and replacing an extracted tooth with an artificial one requires additional dental visits that can quickly add up.
Modern dentistry and endodontics offers advancements in technologies, procedures and materials, giving you many treatment options to save your natural teeth. It’s important to understand your choices and how they’ll impact both your tooth and your future dental health. It’s always best to retain your natural teeth whenever possible. Regularly visiting your dentist should be your first choice for your best dental and oral health results.