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  • December 1, 2015

Famous singers have been telling us for decades that Christmas season is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a time when we make a special effort to spend time with the people we love. We share gifts with one another, and we often have great meals together.

One of the reasons Christmas is so festive is all the decorations. Many people put up trees covered with ornaments and lights. Some families even decorate the outside of their homes, which can make an evening drive a little more delightful.

You certainly have a lot of reasons to smile … unless you don’t like your teeth. If that sounds like you, then you may want to learn more about porcelain veneers at Total Dental Care of South Carolina. Your can find our dentist office in Columbia.

We want to your smile to light up any room even more than the Christmas lights on your tree.

Reasons to get veneers

In the field of cosmetic dentistry, veneers are one of the easiest, fastest, and most effective ways to improve your smile.

Here are a few reasons you may want to consider veneers. Think is them as a gift for yourself to celebrate Christmas or to ring in the new year.

  1. A whiter, brighter smile

Bing Crosby may have dreamed of a white Christmas, but many people dream of white smiles. Your teeth can become discolored for a number of reasons.

Poor oral hygiene can lead to tooth decay. If you love coffee or sweet tea a little too much, then your teeth will likely show it. Foods like tomato sauces, berries, fruits, and sweets can leave your teeth looking yellow over time.

Of course, smoking cigarettes and using other tobacco products can do lots of damage to your teeth and to your oral health. Nicotine and tar cause stains that can be extremely difficult to clean.

In other cases, yellow teeth may be the result of worn down enamel or the side effect of medication you are taking to treat a disease.

Teeth whitening will work on many of these problems, but veneers can whiten your teeth no matter the reason they are yellow or discolored. Porcelain veneers look like healthy, natural teeth. With them, your smile can look whiter and brighter than it has in years.

  1. Straighter teeth

Crooked teeth can affect you as much as yellow teeth. It may not be fair, but many people have a higher opinion of someone who has straight teeth.

If you have crooked teeth, you may feel self-conscious about your appearance. When someone asks you to smile for a picture, you may hide your teeth with a closed mouth instead of flashing your pearly whites.

Some people can even become so ashamed of their teeth that they try to avoid meeting new people. This can make it difficult if you have a job that involves talking to people face-to-face.

If you have serious problems with crooked teeth, orthodontics are one option to change your smile. Veneers won’t straighten your teeth, but they will help you look like you have.

  1. Even spacing between your teeth

Veneers can be used to fix other alignment problems with your teeth as well. If you have gaps between your teeth, teeth that are crowded together, or both, veneers can change the way other people see your smile.

With veneers, your teeth will look evenly spaced and perfectly parallel to one another.

  1. Restoring the look of chipped teeth

People chip their teeth all the time. You may have been hit the mouth with a ball or an elbow during a sporting event. Maybe someone ran into your or bumped into with something they were carrying. Maybe you weren’t paying attention, tripped, and hit your mouth during your fall.

A chipped tooth can stand out for reasons you don’t want. When you have broken tooth, people may pay more attention to what’s missing than to what’s there.

If this chip is on a molar, than you may want to consider a dental crown, but if your chipped tooth is front and center in your smile, then porcelain veneers can be a better option.

Get your veneers

Our dentist, Dr. Forbes, has been fixing the smiles of our patients in the Columbia, SC, area for years. He can do the same thing for you.

Veneers can improve the appearance of your smile like a new coat of paint or new siding can improve the appearance of your house. You will see your whiter, brighter, straighter, and complete smile the instant that your veneers are bonded to your teeth.

If you would like to know more about veneers or cosmetic dentistry, contact Total Dental Care of South Carolina at (803) 272-4162 or fill out our online form to make appointment. If you are a new patient, please print and fill out this form to bring to your first visit.

We look forward to seeing you and your new smile.


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