By Jeffrey Mason, D.M.D.
October 29, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Chances are that one or several of your favorite celebrities have enhanced their smile with the help of dental veneers. Zac Efron, Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Katie Holmes, Victoria Beckham, 50 Cent, and Nicholas Cage to name a few have all stepped out with visible improvements to the symmetry and brightness of their smiles at some point in their careers.Veneers

What are Veneers?

Dental veneers can help to improve the quality and cosmetic appearance of a smile on several levels. Dr. Jeffrey Mason, a dentist in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, offers porcelain veneers to fix chipped, cracked, stained, and damaged teeth. Made of thin layers of porcelain or plastic, veneers are designed to match the shade and appearance of natural teeth to produce an even, brighter smile.

While veneers can help to correct stained and discolored teeth, maintaining proper oral healthcare routines and habits is important to keeping the veneers and natural teeth clean, and to prevent problems like tooth decay and gum disease.

Practice Preventive Oral Hygiene Care

The steps that work to keep your natural teeth healthy and stain-free also apply to maintaining your new veneers. Factors like what you eat and drink, certain medications, and how well you take care of your gums and teeth between dental visits will still apply after getting a new set of veneers. Following a few sensible oral health and hygiene practices will ensure that your new veneers - as well as your natural teeth - remain bright and disease free.

Brush and floss regularly - Keeping the teeth and veneers free of sugar, plaque, and gum disease causing tartar is the most important step in maintaining a healthy smile.

Watch what you eat - Certain foods and drinks like tea, coffee, red wine, and berries can stain the surface of teeth and veneers.

To learn more about how veneers can help to improve your smile, contact Dr. Jeffrey Mason in Hasbrouck Heights at 201-288-4447 to schedule a consultation today!