Turkey is Becoming a Hub for Cosmetic Dentistry

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Smiling is an activity that may slip our notice when we are doing it. It’s involuntary and natural, and on average we do it around 20 times a day. According to a study by Penn State University, smiling makes us appear likable, courteous, and competent. Needless to say, healthy smiles impact our social, professional, and private lives.

These factors enhance the importance of maintaining pristine oral health. In fact, a study shows a strong link between our number of teeth and lifespan. Other than that, good oral health has also been associated with decreased risk of heart and brain diseases along with diabetes.

The Bane of Appearances & Cosmetic Dentistry

Crooked, stained, missing, or simply “bad” teeth are a cause for concern because your mouth doesn’t stand in isolation to the rest of your body. Even if one or the other feature seems a bit out of place, it can take a toll on self-esteem, confidence, and overall success of an individual. At the end of the day, it is all about first impressions and beauty plays a remarkable role in it.

Many pieces of research confirm the role a good appearance can play in career success. Losing confidence and feeling hesitant and nervous can come naturally when one doesn’t feel satisfied with the way they look. That is where cosmetic dentistry in Turkey comes into play. It differs from plastic surgery in the fact that it is focused on enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the individual through procedures that can be performed on head, neck, and body. From the smallest nose jobs to liposuction, you can get all in it.

Medical Tourism and Why Turkey

The problem arises with the prices for cosmetic procedures. The surgeon fee alone can cost more than £2000 in many cases, in the UK, excluding all the other facilities which can double the bill. Meanwhile, there’s a reason why the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has placed Turkey among its top international destinations of choice for cosmetic surgeries. This is medical tourism, where a person travels abroad to obtain medical treatment, and the biggest reason for it is cost without any compromise on quality.

That is where cosmetic dentistry in Turkey comes into play. Turkey has set its eyes on joining the EU and so, is making rapid advances in its healthcare industry both in government and private sector. Its medical tourism economy is booming in cosmetic surgeries because of its highly accredited facilities, qualified doctors, modern medical technology, and diversity of services available. You can take the long-planned, blissful holiday in a culturally rich country for, bask in warm tides of Istanbul or Izmir, and feel your best self, killing two birds with one stone.

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