Dental care and the field of dentistry have evolved a lot in the last 3 decades, thanks to research and technology. Awareness among people has also increased – most patients are making use of all the latest products and information given to them by their dentists to keep their teeth clean. This in turn, leads to overall good health. The first line of defense is to practice good hygiene at home – any serious problems can be addressed at the dentist’s office.
Some of the newer technologies have enabled dentists to help people with issues such as crooked teeth, bridges, crowns, implants etc. Dental care should be addressed right from the time a child is a year old. Good dental help will help people retain all their original teeth for as long as possible. Some of the procedures are no doubt expensive – dental insurance will cover quite a large chunk of the costs as well.