This Won't Hurt A Bit: The Smart Consumer's Guide To Dentistry

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Overview

Did you know?
Eight out of ten people consider your smile the most dominant feature of your facial appearance!
Source: Article in Journal of American Dental Association

Don’t just say, ‘Ah!’ Be a smart dental consumer and get the best information on one of the most important health investments you can make!

A visit to the dentist is about more than just brushing and flossing. It’s about one of the most visible and important parts of who you are—your smile! Dr. Charles Martin is an award-winning senior diagnostician who will help you navigate the choices you can make about how you look and how others perceive you.

In this valuable book, one of America’s friendliest dentists helps you…

• Avoid myths, mistakes and misunderstandings
• Understand comprehensive care
• Make a mouthbody connection
• Manage aging and gum disease
• Learn why you will never need dentures
• Find the perfect dentist for you
• Increase your smile power
• Know the secrets of sedation
• Understand how to prevent a simple dental problem from becoming a major threat to your health
• Discover the advantages of implants

…and how to use the latest developments in dentistry to change the way you look and feel.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599321448
  • Publisher: Advantage Media Group
  • Publication date: 11/27/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Martin

Dr. Charles Martin, D.D.S. Born in Bristol, Virginia, Dr. Martin grew up just across the border in Bristol, Tennessee. He came to Richmond in 1975 after completing his BS at Virginia Tech (where he was co-captain of the football team). He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry 1979. He has been delivering cosmetic, implant, and functional solutions for his patients for the past 30 years. He and his wife, Holly, live in Richmond, VA and are the proud parents of five children and two grandchildren. His commitment to doing it right and his ability to handle just about anything has won him the admiration of patients and other doctors.

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Table of Contents

Preface 11

Chapter 1 Myths, Mistakes and Misunderstandings 19

Chapter 2 What is Comprehensive Care? 37

Chapter 3 Your Dental Experience 55

Chapter 4 The Mouth Body Connection 67

Chapter 5 Smile Transformations 75

Chapter 6 Gum Disease (Periodontitis) 87

Chapter 7 Smiling As We Grow Older 105

Chapter 8 Removable Teeth 115

Chapter 9 Brushing and Flossing 129

Chapter 10 How to Keep Your Teeth for a Lifetime 141

Chapter 11 Smile Power 155

Chapter 12 The Right Dentist For You 203

Chapter 13 Sedation Dentistry 211

Chapter 14 Dentures - Just Say No 219

Chapter 15 Dental Implants 231

Chapter 16 Dentistry in Richmond 261

Meet Dr. Martin 275

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