8 Benefits to Whiter Teeth

Surveys show that 80 percent of American men and women between the ages of 18 and 49 want whiter teeth. The $1.4 billion we spend on over-the-counter whitening products each year really drives that point home. When you meet someone new, one of the first things that person notices is your smile. We are also living in a selfie- and profile picture-centered society where our image means more than it ever has in the past to our social and professional life. Here are just eight of the benefits to whiter teeth, based on research:

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There’s No Reason to Fear the Dentist Anymore

According to dentist Dr. Amy Norman, sedation dentistry is a wonderful tool for both children and adults who have any anxiety about visiting the dentist. It’s easy, affordable and comfortable. There’s no reason to suffer through your dental appointments with fear and anxiety anymore.

Dr. Norman is proud to offer sedation dentistry because she understands just how much anxiety and fear can affect someone’s health and happiness. She works with patients every day to determine what level of sedation is best for them so they can get the care they need in the most comfortable way possible.

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Dr. Norman’s Path to Dentistry

Dr. Norman knew early on that she wanted to be a dentist. In fact, she remembers knowing as early as the fourth grade that dentistry was her calling. As soon as she was old enough for a job, at 16, she began working in dentistry. She got into dental school without even needing her undergraduate degree because she already knew so much about dentistry.

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Dental Care for the Disabled

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately one in five Americans have an intellectual or physical disability. For those with disabilities, dental care can be a three-part problem. Access to dental care can be extremely challenging since many insurance plans either don’t cover it or provide limited dental coverage; finding a dental provider that offers care geared toward those with a disability can be difficult; and finally, caring for the oral hygiene of people with disabilities at home on a daily basis comes with many obstacles.

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What Kind of Doctor to See for Sleep Apnea

According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep apnea affects more than 18 million people in the United States alone, and the disorder is likely to be under-diagnosed. For those who do seek treatment, one of the most confusing parts is deciding what kind of doctor to see. Here are five different medical professionals who treat sleep apnea and why you would consider each one:

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Custom Comfort Plans for Each Patient

A trip to the dentist doesn’t have to be something to dread. Here at Dr. Norman’s office we are transforming the experience one patient at a time. At the core of our efforts is a custom comfort plan tailored to each patient’s needs. A few of the highlights include:  

  • Music from the patient's favorite Pandora station
  • Room preset to the patient's preferred temperature
  • Heated blanket, if desired
  • Complimentary nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for those with dental anxieties
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