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Is it Safe to Floss My Veneers? Atlanta, GA
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Atlanta dental veneers are an amazing way to help your smile look it’s very best. Their unique characteristics make your teeth look straighter and whiter within just a couple of visits. But to keep your smile makeover looking great, you’ll want to care for your new dental veneers very carefully. Including flossing them on a daily basis.

A lot of people are surprised to learn that flossing veneers is ok to do. One of the common misconceptions about fixed restorations like veneers or even dental crowns is that flossing around them could pull the dental work off your tooth. That’s actually not the case!

Even though the porcelain in your veneer won’t decay, the tooth that it’s bonded to is always susceptible to bacterial plaque. Especially since veneers only cover about half of your visible tooth. The other surfaces need to be brushed and flossed each day to prevent cavities or infections like gum disease.

How to Safely Floss Dental Veneers

To safely floss around a dental veneer, gently slide the strand of floss up between your teeth and wrap it snuggly against one of your teeth. The floss should be in a “C” shape around the side of the veneer. Gently rub up and down the side of your tooth and veneer, allowing the strand of floss to gently slip under the edges of your gums. Repeat this several times, then lift the floss up and over your gum tissue, curving it around the next tooth.

Never force the floss up and down. If it catches on something, let our Atlanta cosmetic dentists know immediately.

For more smile makeover tips, contact Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta today!

Posted on behalf of Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta

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I was recommended this practice from another dentist who told me this is where she would send her own family. I can definitely see why. This is a state of the art practice that is clean, modern, and well lit. The staff did a superb job.

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Everything about my experience was enjoyable. I felt like the practice used all of the most advanced and best technology out there which gave me a wonderful feeling of confidence. They were very professional and straight forward and I have never had a better dentistry experience. I'd highly recommend checking them out if you're looking for a new dentist. They're friendly and efficient and they really do know what they're doing there.

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Dr Zelby has been my dentist now for almost 17 years. Not only is he a really nice person, his dentistry is completely top notch. If you need any restorations, I don't think that there is another place to even consider. You'll be amazed with his work!

Brian S.

Dr. Levine was great, and Dr. Zelby stopped by and answered some questions I had about sheering forces on enamel. They were both very friendly, and the hygenist (whose name I forget, unfortunately) gave one of the most thorough cleanings I've ever had. The office was clean, the devices all seem shiny and well maintained, and overall it was a great experience

Benjamin S.

After going to another dentist, doctor Zelby was able to fix my front two teeth so that the front two teeth were back to the same length and color. I'm so thankful he was able to make them look normal again. Dr. Zelby and his staff are so pleasant to be around as well. I highly recommend this office if you have a major problem with your teeth that need to be fixed. He can get it done and he will make sure you are happy.

Carrie G.

I had been going to the same dentist for many years and switched to Aesthetic and Implant recently. My experience with Dr Levine was incredible. I cannot be happier with the decision I made. The cleaning and other services I received were well above and beyond any other I have ever had. Highly recommend this practice to everyone!

Matthew G.

Couldn't be happier! Absolutely worth the travel time. Dr Zelby is without doubt the best - caring, knowledgeable, reassuring and very professional. Couldn't ask for better dentistry. Staff also very competent and professional. Beautiful, clean environment

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Megan is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had. She does a phenomenal job keeping your teeth clean, is super nice, and makes you feel right at home. The whole staff is very friendly and I couldn’t recommend this place enough!

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