Print a copy of the recommended
screening tests. Take the list with you when you visit your doctor. Talk to
your doctor about which screenings you may need. Your doctor may change the
list based on your special needs. He or she will explain what is involved in
each screening test and answer any questions you may have.
not have to go to your doctor's office for some screening tests. You may be
able to do some tests at a health fair, your local pharmacy, or even at
Braces aren't just for kids any more.
Although there are many reasons for adults to consider braces, most people simply want to look and feel their best. Here are a few leading reasons to make a trip to the orthodontist:
A straighter smile. Many people want to perfect their pearly whites to achieve a winning smile. Those smiles may pay off. A recent study compared people's reactions to photos that were manipulated to show either straight or crooked teeth. People with straight teeth...
Source: Agency for
Healthcare Research and Quality (2010). Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2010-2011: Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (AHRQ Publication No. 10-05145). Rockville, MD: Agency for
Healthcare Research and Quality. Also available online:
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November 12, 2010
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