Modern Marvels of Dentistry
Do you know how lucky you are? Not just you though—we’re all very lucky that we don’t need to worry about dental problems like untreated infections or proper tooth removal because a dentist is right down the road if we need them. Rewind the clock back even 100 years and it’s a totally different case.
Occasionally it’s good to take a step back and marvel at how far dentistry and technology have come and how fortunate we are to be living in such a modern age. Of course, the rate of advancement for technology is so fast that it’s easy to miss some announcements that come along.
With that in mind, we’re here to catch you up on some of the latest dental news and technology with these amazing stories.
Advancements in Dentistry
Genetics is a Factor for Good Teeth [LINK TO http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140824/NEWS12/140829495]
New evidence suggests that enamel hardness, as well as the shape and placement of teeth are influenced by family genetics.
New Tooth Decay Treatment May Allow Teeth to Repair Themselves [LINK TO http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/16/tooth-decay-treatment-no-more-fillings-teeth-repair_n_5499401.html]
This is a truly amazing development and may cause drilling for dental fillings to become a thing of the past.
Have a Gummy Smile? Botox May Be the Solution [LINK TO http://www.financialexpress.com/news/now-botox-to-correct-gummy-smile/1275719]
A quick, simple injection may be the key to helping people show less of their gums when smiling.
Count Your Blessings
It’s easy to take dentistry for granted sometimes, but don’t forget that many people in the world don’t even have access to basic dental care, let alone the advanced technology modern dentistry continues to unveil.
Here’s a heartwarming story [LINK TO https://uk.news.yahoo.com/surgeons-remove-232-teeth-indian-teenager-044152792.html#ZvMNIdu] of how dentists helped a teenager by removing more than 232 teeth! A full set of teeth has 32 for reference. This seven-hour procedure helped this young man’s quality of life and set a new world record in the process.
As you can see, the world of dentistry is changing as fast as the rest of the world. We are continuing to learn and seek the best care for you. We truly love this profession because at its core, it’s about caring for people, and that’s what we’re all about.
If it’s been a while since your last checkup or you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. DeLapp and Dr. Parsons in Highlands Ranch and take advantage of what modern dentistry can do for you.
Contact our office today at 303-694-9740