That’s Me =)
I’m Kim Bui, your Orthodontic Concierge at the Briarcliff office for Burleson Orthodontics and Dr. Burleson and I have been working on some new blog articles for you. As a new member of the Burleson team, as well as a new member to the wonderful world of teeth, this blog could give you some insight into my findings about teeth (as that many don’t know much about teeth either) and my escapades in the waiting room.
My name is Kim Bui and I’ve been afraid of the dentist hehe. In fact, until I came to work at Burleson Orthodontics, I really didn’t understand the importance of a healthy straight smile, not only for your self-esteem and confidence, but also for your gum tissue health, jaw joint health and setting an overall foundation for exceptional oral health.
According to the CDC, the percentage of dental visits goes down as age goes up; 78% of children aged 2-17, 62% of adults aged 18-64, and 60% of adults aged 65 and up visited the dentist each year. In a perfect world it would be a 100%, different people have different reasons for not going to the dentist whether it costs too much, they are scared, or they think they just don’t need it. Whatever the reason is, studies have shown that one fourth of adults in the U.S. ages 65 and older have lost all of their teeth. I don’t know about you, but I want to keep my teeth till I DIE.
As I embark on this crooked journey to a straight path (my attempt on a braces joke =)), my hopes is to learn, teach, and answer some questions or find answers to questions that you might have. Don’t forget I have Dr. Burleson’s expertise to help. So feel free to ask questions, leave comments, or suggestions. Have a great day!