Ever wonder how those celebrities get their perfect smiles?

Feb. 11, 2002
The AAP has the answer!

WHY: Experts on aging predict that many of the "baby boomers" will live to be 100 years old or more, and they will change the face of aging by aging more gracefully than any prior generation. Nearly 2 million baby boomers had plastic surgery in 1999, more than double the amount in 1997. Periodontics, along with general dentistry, has felt this trend and has experienced a significant shift toward cosmetic-related treatment in the last 10 years.

Important dental developments occur in children between ages two and the time they start kindergarten, says the American Dental Association (ADA), as February marks its 53rd Annual National Children's Dental Health Month observance. This year's theme is "Don't Let Your Smile Become Extinct."