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If you have a dull, cracked, or misaligned tooth, or any other imperfection in your smile, you may understand how uncomfortable smiling can be. It isn’t surprising then that Americans spend billions of dollars every year to enhance the appearance of their teeth. Still, do you ever wonder which cosmetic treatment could be better for you? If you have, we recommend considering dental veneers.

Veneers are thin shells designed to cover the front of your teeth–meaning they’ll cover your flaws and even help your teeth function better. When you visit our office for veneers, our dentist, Dr. Grant Brough, will make sure these shells match the color, shape, and size of your teeth.

Fortunately, after you’ve had veneers, you can expect to enjoy them for years to come–without much more effort than it takes to clean your teeth. Still, there are some things you can do to extend the life of your veneers. In fact, if you care for your teeth properly, your veneers could last for twenty years.

For instance, in order to keep your veneers strong for as long as possible, you’ll need to avoid certain drinks (incidentally, avoiding these drinks could also benefit your teeth). Beverages like alcohol and soda could damage your veneers. Similarly, if you brush too hard, you could be unintentionally damaging your veneers. Finally, chewing on other objects, such as ice and pencils, could cause result in complications.

If you care for your veneers properly, you can enjoy a smile for years to come. If you’re interested in learning more, please feel free to contact Dr. Brough Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 801.773.5285. We look forward to hearing from you.