Woman brushing her teethThere’s a saying in dentistry that “a beautiful smile is a healthy smile,” but how true is it? Can a patient undergo a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures and be given a beautiful smile that lasts for years and years? While cosmetic dentistry can amazingly revamp and restore any smile to one that is truly flawless and amazing to look at, the fact is that smiles will fade if they are not taken care of properly. Oral hygiene and cosmetic dentistry go hand in hand. Studies have shown that the effects of cosmetic dentistry can not only be maintained but can be improved through good oral hygiene.

For example, if your gums are in good health, dental crowns and veneers are said to look that much better! Poor gum health can lead to periodontal disease which can ultimately cause tooth loss. Just because a tooth has a porcelain veneer on it, doesn’t make it immune to the effects of periodontal disease. Having good oral hygiene also plays a large role in the overall health of your body, another important piece to having a healthy and beautiful smile all at once.

Good oral hygiene involves daily brushing, flossing, and ensuring that your mouth is clean and free of as much bacteria as possible. Proper oral hygiene should also involve routine cleanings and appointments with Dr. Dunayer to ensure that your oral health is in a good state. Routine appointments will help to ensure that any conditions, such as gum disease or cavities are taken care of ASAP as to prevent serious damage to your smile.

If you are a new patient considering cosmetic dentistry, be sure that your dental hygiene is up to par on a daily basis. Cosmetic dentistry is definitely not an inexpensive investment, so be sure that you are in it for the long run. Your oral health will play a part in having a great smile forever.

Contact our Rockland County dental office to schedule routine visits to ensure that your oral health remains at optimum levels.