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By Signature Smiles, LLC
October 13, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Dental veneers are a quick way to a million-dollar smile. Located in Toms River, NJ, Signature Smiles is the go-to dental office for veneersindividuals seeking the latest in state-of-the-art dentistry. Our world-class dentist Dr. Carmela LaFalce provides a variety of dental services including dental veneers. Here's a list of best practices for taking care of your veneers.

1. Flossing and Brushing: The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry suggests flossing and brushing your veneers just as you would your regular teeth. Proper oral hygiene will help them last as long as possible.

2. Avoid Hard Foods: Hard foods that would crack normal teeth can also crack dental veneers. Hard candy, ice, raw carrots and popcorn kernels should be avoided or consumed with care. Although veneers are very strong, they are not bulletproof and they can chip or crack under enough pressure.

3. Avoid Grinding Your Teeth: Most individuals grind their teeth from time to time. Occasional teeth grinding doesn't usually cause harm, but if it occurs on a regular basis, your porcelain or ceramic veneers can be damaged.

4. Check-Ups are Important: You should schedule regular checkups with your Toms River, NJ dentist so that she can detect any issues as soon as possible. Most people may need dental check-ups as often as every six months.

5. Avoid Stain-Causing Foods: Due to their glass-like nature, dental veneers will resist staining well. But the cement that is used to bond them in place is plastic and it may discolor. You should minimize your exposure to staining agents such as sodas, red wine, coffee and tobacco products.

If you are interested in dental veneers, call Signature Smiles in Toms River, NJ at 732-244-4114 to schedule your appointment right now. If not now... when? Dental veneers will give you the million-dollar smile you've always dreamed of.


Carmela LaFalce, DMD
Dentist - Toms River
616 Washington St
Toms River, NJ 08753

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