According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 60 percent of patients seeking cosmetic dental services are females and 56 percent of patients fall between the ages of 31 and 60. Of these patients, 89 percent state they do so to increase their physical appearance and attractiveness along with their self esteem. In addition, 54 percent state they undergo cosmetic dental procedures for restorative work or health reasons.
Recent social surveys indicate an estimated 33 percent of American adults are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth whereas the number of teens falling into this category weighs in at a substantially higher 53 percent. The majority believe improving their smile will awaken a more active social existence and elicit a wider range of professional opportunities among other benefits. Experts insist the increase in such life altering advantages stems from the boost in self confidence gained through cosmetic dental solutions.
Schope Dental, a general dentist's office in Colorado Springs, today announced the availability of its laser gum re-contouring treatments. These treatments allow patients to eliminate irregular gum lines and gummy smiles without the levels of pain associated with older gum reshaping methods.
Statistics say that most people only see a dentist every three years, and that 74 percent of Americans have some degree of periodontal disease. These two things are related; periodontal disease takes hold due to a lack of professional care. With these things in mind, Dr. Betty Jo Schope, DDS announces the existence of her dental office.