Nothing But the Tooth: An Insider's Guide to Dental Health (Hardcover)
Readers will enjoy Teresa Yang's "practical approach to smile care" (Booklist) that will make "will make readers' next trip to the dentist a little less intimidating" (Publishers Weekly). Provides practical information and advice on topics related to dental and overall health. Have you ever visited a new dentist and been told you need a "smile makeover," with the implication that if your teeth were whiter and straighter, you would be more successful and happier? Or maybe you've never had a cavity - and now, suddenly, you have a half dozen that require immediate attention. Perhaps you've been told you need a root canal or a crown or implant. What are all these things? Which procedure is best for your situation? Did you leave those offices thinking, "It's not really bothering me. Do I need to get all this work done?" Nothing But the Tooth is a ready guide to dental health that answers all your questions and the ones you didn't even know to ask. It begins with the most important question: how to choose a competent and ethical dentist - and ends with a discussion about technological advances in the dental field. Topics such as the cost of dental treatment, pediatric and geriatric dental needs, and the link between sleep apnea and your mouth are covered. Most importantly, it guides readers to a better understanding of the link between dental and overall health.
Teresa Yang, DDS, has practiced dentistry for more than 30 years. She has also taught clinical dentistry and practice management at the UCLA School of Dentistry, where she currently serves on the Board of Counselors. As a member of the Forbes Health Advisory Board, she provides expertise on dental articles. Dr. Yang is a past trustee at the California Dental Association (CDA) and served on its Foundation board. She is the 2021 recipient of the Carl Lundgren award from the Western Los Angeles Dental Society. Her articles have appeared in the CDA Journal and DrBicuspid.com, where she is a contributing writer. She currently serves as editor of WestViews, a publication of the Western Los Angeles Dental Society. She lives in Los Angeles. Read her blog at www.teresayangdds.com.