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Many people consider having a beautiful smile extremely important. For instance, if your smile isn’t as bright as you might like, you could consider teeth whitening. If you’re interested in improving the color of your teeth, you may also want to consider using dental veneers. Did you know that veneers can actually offer a number of other benefits?

Dental veneers are a thin shell, typically made of porcelain or a composite resin, that is custom made to cover flawed teeth. Veneers can be used to fix a number of issues, such as chipped, stained, worn, misaligned, uneven, or abnormally spaced teeth. These veneers are bonded to your teeth, making them extremely sturdy.

Even though veneers are sturdy, you’ll need to care for them. Naturally, you’ll need to brush and floss as you normally would—just please remember to brush gently and to use a brush with soft bristles. We also recommend using a non-abrasive toothpaste, and you may consider speaking with our dentist before choosing the best toothpaste for you. Finally, if you have dental veneers, please don’t misuse your teeth by biting your nails or chewing on pens or ice.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dental veneers, we recommend contacting H. Michael Long, DDS at 931-455-2595. Dr. H. Michael Long and our team will be happy to examine the health of your teeth and offer you any advice you need. We’re excited to hear from you soon!