The history of dentistry dates back to the 1630s, but it wasn’t until the 1840s that dental school was introduced. Therefore, for 210 years, the person you were referred to as your barber was also your dentist. As a result of their lack of training and inadequate equipment, they caused more harm than good. The only treatment provided at the beginning of dentistry was extraction of the tooth, which was then followed by infection. The dentists did not realize that there could be a lot more done than just pulling out teeth. There has been an evolution not only in dental care but also in dentists themselves. Dentists all over are changing peoples lives.
In 2022, we currently have six main different specialties of dentistry; orthodontist, endodontist, oral surgeon, pedodontist, periodontist.
After two years of working in the dental field, serving active duty soldiers, I have realized that many people are unable to receive dental care due to high dental insurance costs or the fact that they were not taught how to brush and floss their teeth as children. This can result in trauma for the person, and after they become adults, they have little interest in maintaining their oral health. Consequently, people develop periodontal disease and cavities, which are the two most prevalent dental diseases. In the case of front teeth that are visible when smiling, these diseases can eventually lead to extractions. In this case, the missing tooth will have to be replaced with an implant so an artificial tooth can be used in its place. Depending on the complexity of the process, it can cost up to $3,000 per person. Dental work can be extremely expensive, as shown in that example, as expensive as it is it really can be life changing to have a brand new smile.
We at Citizens Solutions Insurance want you to have the best dental plan possible and we want you to have your life changing smile, so in the event of something like that we will have you covered. To suit your needs, we offer a wide variety of options.