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Dental veneers are one way of renewing your smile, but cosmetic procedures can also be an opportunity to address general oral health.

The desire to get dental veneers may arise out of aesthetic motivations. Dental veneers are an immediate way to help renew and brighten smiles. Porcelain dental veneers are close to real tooth enamel, making them look natural but with added shine and sparkle. Dental veneers can:

  • Fix minor dental defects
  • Cover deeply stained teeth
  • Splint cracked teeth to help protect the tooth
  • Provide a smooth front to uneven or mismatched teeth
  • Dental veneers can cover gaps between teeth to achieve an even smile

Dental veneers are perhaps one of the most versatile solutions to a range of aesthetic problems. But aesthetic problems in some cases hide deeper dental health issues. Before you have dental veneers fixed by a cosmetic dentist, your dentist will ensure your teeth and gums are in good health. Dental veneers are not a way of covering up bad dental hygiene or deeper problems with your teeth – they are an aesthetic solution.

Dental Veneers and Oral Hygiene

If you have bleeding gums or bad breath, it could be a sign of periodontal (gum) disease. And this isn’t something to be taken lightly. Men are notoriously reluctant to get their health checked out – whether it’s at the doctors or the dentists. But men are increasingly becoming concerned about their looks. And more are coming forward for cosmetic dentistry, such as dental veneers and tooth whitening. This is good news as in order to have aesthetic treatments, your teeth and gums need to be good enough for the treatments. Many people are still unaware that there is a link between gum disease and the occurrence of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. According to research men with gum disease are 49% more likely to develop kidney cancer and 54% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer (according to research in The Lancet Oncology). More men may be stepping forward for aesthetic dentistry such as dental veneers. But as more men become aware of their looks, when it comes to teeth – this could be a good thing for their overall health and wellbeing.

Men are more prone to poor oral health. Researchers believe this is because of infrequent attendance with dentists and a general laid back attitude to oral hygiene. The more they start caring about how their teeth look, the better.

Are you in need of dental veneers? Speak to the Harley Street Dental Studio

At the Harley Street Dental Studio in Central London, renowned dentist Dr Mark Hughes and his team of highly trained clinicians offer outstanding care and attention to their patients. Favoured by celebrities of the sporting and entertainment worlds, the clinic offers treatments including dental veneers, tooth whitening, porcelain crowns, amalgam-free fillings and clear braces. It offers the very latest dental products such as Enlighten™, MACVENEERS™, Invisalign@, DaVinci Veneers™, and ZOOM!@ Whitening. With luxurious surroundings and a technically advanced clinic, the Harley Street Dental Studio will help reinvent and rejuvenate your smile with style. To discuss your dental needs or make an appointment, contact the studio on 020 7636 5981 or fill out the online contact form.




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