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The basics of veneers
Updated: 7/31/2012 6:30:01 PM

The basics of veneers  

When people want straight, white teeth, they often have to wait months or years for braces to re-align their smile and then visit their dental health professional for a bleaching session. Individuals who don't want to wait can get porcelain veneers, which are placed over the teeth to improve their shape and color. However, individuals who have these smile-enhancers need to pay special attention to their dental health.

Since veneers are placed over the teeth, there is a danger that problems on a person's natural teeth will go unnoticed. This is why individuals with veneers need to be particularly stringent about brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist regularly.

Furthermore, veneers cannot be whitened with at-home kits, or even at a dentist's office, so it's important for people who have them to avoid certain foods and drinks that can stain the teeth, such as red wine, coffee or blueberries.

Basically, people should treat porcelain veneers the same way they would their natural teeth. Veneers do not take long to apply to the teeth, but they can last for years if they are cared for properly. 

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