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.

Put On A Happy Face! The Pros Of Veneers

When you want to whiten, perfect and brighten your happy face, you have lots of dental options that can help. There are dental implants, dental titanium implants, teeth whitening procedures, and even veneers. Veneers are a step up from teeth whitening and a step below any implants. Here are some of the pros of veneers, if you are considering something a little more permanent than teeth whitening.

Veneers Make Your Smile Perfect

Every veneer applied to every tooth is perfectly crafted to fit your mouth and molded to align all edges with the veneers on the opposite sides. All the bottom edges of your teeth are cut so that they form a perfect, visible line straight across when you smile. There are absolutely no flaws, no bumps, no slight deformities in any one veneer, and the veneers are perfectly white.

You Do Not Have to Be Sedated for Veneers

If you considered implants, then you know that implants are a major surgical procedure which require you to be sedated. That is several days off from work, pain medication, and potential complications. With veneers, you have none of that; no sedation is required, no pain medication, and limited time off of work. In fact, most people can go back to work the same day or the following day with no problems at all.

Veneers Are Less Expensive Than Implants

Veneers are less expensive than implants because the veneers are just bonded to your natural teeth. There is no drilling, cutting, boring, screwing, or surgical steps taken. All of the things required to make implants happen are exactly what makes implants more expensive. Conversely, it is exactly what makes veneers less expensive. (Veneers are more expensive than teeth whitening, but veneers are also more permanent.)

Veneers Can Discolor

Veneers are not designed to be the perfect shade of dazzling white indefinitely. Additionally, you could not whiten veneers if you tried, because they are not porous like real teeth. They are the color they are for the life of the veneers. For that very reason, veneers are very popular with TV personalities, actors, and actresses.

You Still Have to Brush

Finally, while it is true that veneers rarely discolor, you still have to brush your teeth! Your real teeth lie just behind the facade of the veneers, and need regular attention. Brushing keeps your gums healthy too, so that you never have to replace your veneers with an implant because you lose a natural tooth to disease or decay.

 For more information, talk to a dentist like Samuel D Knight, DDS.