Don't Let Dieting Impact Your Oral Health

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Don't Let Dieting Impact Your Oral Health

Like many people who need to lose a few pounds, I try diet after diet in an attempt to find one that finally works for me. I learned the hard way that I need to make sure any diet will not harm my teeth, even if it does help me lose a few pounds. I learned this lesson when following a grapefruit diet. There are many versions of this, but the version I tried had me eat a grapefruit alone several times each day. It was supposed to suppress my appetite. I helped keep me from munching on unhealthy snacks, but the acid in the fruit took a toll on my tooth enamel and I quickly started getting lots of cavities. I created this blog to remind people that change up their diets often to make sure the foods they are eating are not harming their teeth.

3 Reasons Why You Can Feel Confident That Your Porcelain Veneers Will Work Well For You

The thought of using porcelain veneers to recreate parts of a tooth can be a scary thing for some people to consider. They aren't sure if this material is going to work well for their tooth, and they fear that they may not like the finished product. However, this stress and fear is completely unnecessary because porcelain veneers are excellent for helping improve real teeth. This article will discuss 3 reasons why you can feel confident that your porcelain veneers will work well for you. 

They Are Made To Match The Color Of Your Natural Teeth

Because porcelain veneers are meant to match your teeth perfectly, great time and attention will be paid to the color detail of the porcelain. This color of the porcelain will match your tooth perfectly, so you won't be able to tell where your tooth ends and the veneer begins. The veneer will also match the teeth surrounding it, helping it to blend in even more. If you are wanting the veneer to help your teeth look whiter, then it may be a good idea to whiten all of your teeth before you have your veneers made. 

They Are Comparable To Natural Tooth Enamel

If you are fearful that your veneers are not going to function as your normal teeth do, you have no need to fear. The porcelain that the veneer is made out of will not only look like your natural tooth, but it will also function much like your natural tooth enamel. It will be strong and resilient, allowing you to bite and chew things just as you would with a normal tooth. This is possible because the porcelain veneer is created from several thin layers of porcelain, which create a strong structure. This porcelain is also shaped to match the outline of your tooth perfectly, allowing you to chew and bite with ease. 

They Can Improve The Size and Shape Of Your Teeth

If you have teeth that are too small or teeth that are misshapen, either naturally or due to a chip or other disfiguration, then porcelain veneers can help to reshape these teeth. You can have your teeth built up to be bigger, simply by having the porcelain veneer added onto your natural tooth. You can also have teeth reconstructed using small pieces of the porcelain to repair the chip or other part of your tooth that could be missing.