Guest post by Dr. Shelia Shah

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment. But often, patients aren’t sure what the care and maintenance procedures are after getting veneers. In case you are considering veneers or already have them and were wondering, we thought we’d offer some helpful information.

Dr. Sheila Shah, DMD of Macon Smiles
Dr. Sheila Shah, DMD

First, let’s get one thing on the table: without question, it’s important to care for your teeth even after getting dental veneers. While veneers do provide a protective covering for the front of your teeth, they leave the back, side, and chewing surfaces exposed and vulnerable to decay. Veneers will not prevent cavities from forming on these exposed surfaces. Without conscientious oral hygiene, your teeth could develop cavities, destroying the foundation for your veneers and necessitating costly repairs.

So how do you take care of your teeth when you have dental veneers? Truthfully, the process is essentially the same as before you got them. Simply brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once, then make sure to keep a regular schedule of dental checkups and cleanings. By maintaining a diligent routine of oral hygiene, you can prevent cavities, protect your teeth, and enjoy your veneers for years to come.

Dental veneers offer a convenient, effective way to enjoy a brand-new smile. If you’re interested in learning more about how porcelain veneers can help your smile, talk with a cosmetic dentist. Be sure to ask to see before and after photographic examples of their veneer patients, and/or request patient testimonials. It’s important to insure you’re working with a skilled professional who can help you achieve the desired results. Veneers can certainly improve your appearance and are an impressive, easily maintained cosmetic dental treatment.

–– Dr. Sheila Shah , DMD, LLC, and her staff at MaconSmiles offer Laser, Cosmetic, and General Dentistry . Dr. Shah is a 1995 graduate of the Dental College at Augusta University, and is committed to staying on the cutting edge of advancements in the field of dentistry. To schedule a complimentary dental consultation with Dr. Shah, you may contact her via , or call (478) 845-1447.



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Founder Doug Deal is a former chemical engineer from Georgia Tech who switched careers into software development at the turning of the millennium. He has lived in Macon for nearly 12 years and started Macon Community News in 2013 with his wife Lauren. His goal in starting the newspaper was to publicize positive news because he grew tired of so much negativity driving most local coverage. He has 2 children, Sam and Isobel.