The Insider's Guide to Saving Money at the Dentist takes the intimidating subject of dentistry—complete with all the jargon—and explains it in terms you can understand with clear examples. It answers questions such as, "Are fluoride treatments or mercury fillings poisonous?" and "Will I get cancer from my dental x-rays?" It even walks you through the complexities of dental insurance! An absolute must-read for the frugal and informed consumer.
From its outline of the anatomy of the mouth to its discussions of contemporary dental research and technology, this book offers insight into the processes that determine dental health. It details daily oral hygiene and maintenance aimed at reducing the occurrence of common oral maladies. Also explained is the dentist's role in prevention and treatment, as well as the costs of dental care.
Virtually all persons are affected by dental diseases of some sort. Many dental problems, especially bad breath, gum disease, and cavities, are almost entirely preventable. Whether it is for bleeding gums, cavities, crooked teeth, impacted wisdom teeth, stains, a host of other problems, or just a periodic checkup, nearly everyone will spend time and money at the dentist's office. For those who are concerned about appropriate care of the mouth and the teeth this clearly written book will be useful.
The principles of dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and select technical innovations in dentistry are discussed and clearly explained. Also, a helpful list of dental schools that provide low-cost care and a list of resources for further information are included.
Although this book is not meant to be comprehensive, it offers the firm foundation for having informed discussion with your dentist and for maintaining oral health for a lifetime.
Even though our teeth play a vital role in our overall health, most people still dont know how to properly care for them. Take a look around, and youll see no shortage of people missing teeth, wearing dentures, or suffering from bad breath and bleeding gums.
B. Theo Clifford helps clear up the mysteries surrounding proper dental care. The longtime hygienist answers questions such as:
Why are you and/or your children suffering from tooth decay?
Why are your gums bleeding?
Can you safely whiten your teeth yourself?
Do you really need that root canal?
You dont have to continue suffering from dental problems that are painful, embarrassing, and even life threatening. Even if youre older, you can take proactive steps to improve the health of your teeth and avoid future problems.
Written in easy-to-understand language, this guidebook provides the information you need to make good decisions about your teeth. Its time to learn How to Keep Your Teeth for a Lifetime.