Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth. Veneers are made by a dental technician, usually in a dental lab, working from a model provided by your dentist. Placing veneers is usually an irreversible process because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth to accommodate the shell. Your dentist may recommend that you avoid some foods and beverages that may stain or discolor your veneers such as coffee, tea, or red wine. Sometimes a veneer might chip or fracture. But for many people, the results are more than worth it.
When it comes to self-care you might think of a relaxing bath...but you need to provide yourself with some oral self-care. Daily oral hygiene can be more than a chore. Replace your tired old toothbrush with something high-quality, or choose a mouthwash in a fun flavor. Do little things to remind you that you’re caring for your smile not just going through the motions.
Drinking water is a great way to combat bad breath. Improving your smile confidence definitely needs to include ensuring good breath, so in addition to those great daily brushing and flossing habits, consider using a tongue scraper, too. It might seem weird if you’ve never used one before, but it works! You can also explore other causes and solutions for overcoming bad breath to feel good about your smile.
If you have any questions about oral hygiene or cosmetic dentistry and veneers contact us today.