How Dental Veneers Can Help Your Smile

Do you ever wish there was something you could do to improve the color of your smile? Are you unhappy with small cracks or chips in your pearly whites? Yet, there are a number of solutions you may be able to consider, such as dental veneers.​

In fact, veneers are thin shells that are designed to look and blend with your other teeth. This means that dental veneers can be used to match the color and shape of your other teeth and to cover these little imperfections. Moreover, even though veneers are extremely thin, they are actually fairly durable because they’re fused to your natural teeth. In fact, you may be able to enjoy these long lasting veneers for up to 15 years.​

Yet, there are a number of things you may be able to try if you’re interested in extending the life of your new veneers. For instance, please don’t try to pop things open with your teeth. You should also try to avoid chewing on anything that’s metal. Biting ice can also damage your teeth as well as your veneers. You should also try to brush your pearly whites twice every day for two minutes at a time. It’s also very important that you floss your teeth daily and schedule regular appointments with our team. During these appointments, we’ll be happy to offer you specific dental advice.​

If you’d like to hear more about the benefits of dental veneers in Pell City, Alabama, please feel free to contact Pell City Dental Center PC at 205-473-0044. We’ll gladly examine your teeth and gums and your veneers for any signs of trouble and offer you personalized advice. Our dentist, Dr. Scott Barnett, and our team are excited to receive your call soon!


The Tricks to Maintaining a Clean and Pristine Toothbrush

If you take good care of your toothbrush, then there is a good chance you’ll achieve your smile and oral health goals. This is because oral hygiene is vital, and if you have the proper tools to clean your teeth and gums, you’ll be on the right track toward the strong and successful smile and oral health you deserve.​

So, to help you keep your toothbrush clean and pristine in Pell City, Alabama, our Pell City Dental Center PC dental team encourages you to do the following things:

No. 1: Clean your hands

Unfortunately, your hands usually have high amounts of germs on them. This is why it’s important to wash your hands before you reach for your toothbrush. If you do so, the germs from your hands won’t transfer onto your toothbrush.

No. 2: Give your brush space

Try to give your toothbrush the space it needs by keeping it away from other toothbrushes. This is important because if your toothbrush bristles touch another toothbrush’s bristles, then the germs from one brush can move on over to the other.​

No. 3: Let your brush dry

Make sure your toothbrush bristles are dry before you use the brush again. Also, if you have a toothbrush cover, make sure the bristles are dry before you put it on. This is because the moist environment can promote bacteria growth.​

No. 4: Don’t share

Keep your toothbrush to yourself. Please don’t share it with other people—not even your family members. Sharing a toothbrush can easily transfer germs from one person to the other and it can even promote tooth decay.​

To learn more about how to take good care of your toothbrush or just about oral hygiene in general, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call. If you call 205-473-0044 at your earliest convenience, Dr. Scott Barnett and our dental team will be happy to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!