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.

Who Can Benefit From Dental Veneers

Dental veneers, which are wafer thin materials used to cover the surface of the teeth, are some of the greatest dental inventions of the 20th century. Available in various colors, lengths, and designs, veneers can be used for so many forms of dental treatments that everyone should know about them. Here are the six most common dental problems that veneers can take care of:

You have Discolored teeth

Most people think of bleaching when they wish to whiten their stained teeth. Bleaching works, but only for surface (extrinsic) or minimal discoloration since the bleaching agent can't penetrate deep into the tooth. If your tooth has serious discoloration or intrinsic discoloration (such as those occasioned by drugs or dental trauma) then veneers can come to your rescue by covering up the stains.

You Have Gaps Between Your Teeth

Minimal gaps between the teeth may not present much of a problem. However, sizable gaps are both cosmetic and dental problems. For one, sizable gaps between the teeth don't look too slightly. Secondly, such gaps trap bits of food between the teeth, encouraging bacteria (that feed on the bits of food) to attack the gums and teeth. Again, you can use veneers to bulk up the adjacent teeth so that the gaps between them are minimized.

You Have Misshapen Teeth

Veneers can also help you straighten your teeth or align them. Consider a case in which a tooth is sunken; you can use veneers to build up the tooth so that they are all of the same shapes. If you have misaligned teeth, you can also use veneers to build up some of the teeth so that they are all in the same line.

Your Teeth Are Chipped

A chipped tooth interferes with the beauty of a smile even if the teeth are all white. Getting into an accident with chipped teeth is also more dangerous than getting into an accident with wholesome teeth, and no one knows when they may experience an accident. You can use veneers to cover up the cracks or chips to improve your smile and reduce the risk of injury in an accident too.

As you can see, there is a lot you can benefit from by getting a veneer treatment, if you are a good candidate for it. if you think you need a veneer, talk to a dentist, such as Picone Dental - Vincent J Picone DDS, today to determine whether the treatment would be suitable for your case or it needs a different approach.