Your smile can say a lot about you and your personality. People tend to recognize this, and that is why cosmetic dentistry is so popular in the current day and age. One very popular cosmetic dental solution is porcelain veneers.
Once thought only to be used by the rich and famous, veneers are now commonly offered by your neighborhood dentist. Those in the Jackson, New Jersey, area visit Dr. Balaji Srinivasan and the team at Aesthetic Dental Creations for porcelain veneers. Thin (yet strong) porcelain shells which are adhered to the front surface of teeth can cover a wide range of cosmetic issues, including stubborn discoloration, gaps, misshapen teeth, and more. Once you receive your veneers, you will need to care for them properly so that they last as long as possible before needing to be replaced.
Here are some basic care tips you can follow.
One of the most important and easiest things you can do for your veneer is to follow your daily oral hygiene regimen. You should brush twice daily for two minutes using ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and do not overbrush or brush too vigorously. Floss daily. Rinse with mouthwash. That’s it. Very easy to do, and you’ve already taken a huge step in maintaining your veneers.
Plaque loves sugar and thrives on it to produce cavity-creating acid. Because plaque thrives on sugar and sugary foods, limit your intake of them. If you ever feel a fuzzy, rough texture on your teeth, it is likely a small buildup of dental plaque is present, which needs to be cleaned away. Enamel is one of the hardest substances in your entire body, and the acids created by plaque can eat right through it. Think about what it can do to your porcelain veneers. You should also avoid chewing on hard objects or eating particularly hard foods. This is a sure way to damage your veneers.
Dr. Balaji Srinivasan is inspired by the passion and purpose he discovers in dentistry and strives to provide his clients with exceptional services. He graduated from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He then attended Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska, and a residency program in Advanced General Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In 1997, he established Madison Avenue Dental Associates, where he worked for ten years. He then established Aesthetic Dental Creations in Jackson, New Jersey, in 2008 and has not looked back since.
Dr. Srinivasan is an alumnus of the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Training. He has received specialized training in adhesive dentistry and smile design. Dr. Srinivasan is also very effective at treating migraine/headaches because of his expertise in neuromuscular(physiologic) dentistry. He has lectured to dentists at Monmouth Medical Center on various topics. You can count on him to make your dental visit as pleasant as possible!