Veneers and dental hygiene

The Real Fouz

Everyone wants a beautiful, healthy smile. Your smile is one of the first things someone will notice when they meet you. Having a bright and beautiful smile can improve  your confidence and make people perceive us in a better way. As some of you may know, my journey to having a beautiful smile was a long one. It all started when I got porcelain veneers done very badly which resulted in inflamed gums that totally ruined my smile as well as my self-confidence.

For those of you who don’t know what veneers are, they are a thin piece of porcelain that fit over your natural teeth and can alter the shape, size, shade, and length of your teeth. After getting my teeth done, I was so unhappy with the way they looked because they didn’t look like natural teeth at all-which is what I wanted. I finally got them fixed with Dr Micheal Apa, which was one of the best decisions I made. I regained my confidence and the beautiful, natural smile that I always wanted. This time round, I made sure to prioritize taking care of my teeth and to always make sure that they are looking their best. Dental veneers are a big investment, so if you are thinking about getting them done, make sure to be ready to adopt some new habits into your daily routine to keep your smile healthy and lasting as long as possible.

Veneers require good oral health in order for them to last. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing multiple times a day is a must. Flossing is extremely important because it will avoid the accumulation of bacteria and plaque around your veneers, which can lead to gum diseases as well as tooth decay. Another thing to take into consideration is to avoid foods and drinks that could stain your veneers. A lot of people think that veneers are completely stain resistant, which isn’t true. They are to a certain degree, but consuming things like coffee regularly, which we all do, can lead to permanent stains on your veneers. Rinsing your mouth right after you drink coffee or eating staining foods can help to immediately remove the stains.  Getting regular checkups at the dentist is also very important for the maintenance of porcelain veneers.

The dentist will be able to inspect your veneers, teeth, and gums and check for potential problems and detect them before they happen. Also, getting deep cleanings at the dentist regularly can help the longevity of your veneers. Dental visits every 6 months should be enough for your dentist to properly care for your teeth and gums. Caring about having a nice smile doesn’t make you vain or insecure; it means you value how others perceive you, and how you perceive yourself. Making one positive change, like fixing your teeth, can create a ripple effect on your life, and investing in a gorgeous smile could be where it all starts. Seeing a change in your confidence may lead to other positive changes in your life, like applying for job you always wanted or letting go of other insecurities you may have. When you’re confident in your smile, you radiate the best version of you!

By The Real Fouz

This article was published on 31/05/2017