Keep Your Smile Bright and Healthy, Despite the Wounded Economy
Updated: 5/18/2009 1:57:31 PM
Smiles are often referred to as the ‘windows to the soul.’ That said, most people do their best to maintain a clean, unbroken window.
As cosmetic procedures, both dental and otherwise, have become less exclusive and more commonplace, dentists have seen an influx of patients seeking cosmetic dental procedures. Demand for one of the most common procedures, teeth whitening, has increased by 300 percent in the last five years, according to the American Dental Association.
Further, a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reported that one third of all cosmetic dental practices claim more than 2,000 patients who spend an average of $400 per visit.
Now, in an economy where many are worried about just meeting their mortgage payment, the crowd of patients willing to pay $400 per visit for cosmetic dental procedures has thinned.
But, does a wounded economy have to result in dirty, duct-taped windows? Do job cuts and reduced employer-paid benefits automatically push cosmetic procedures to the back burner?
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