A Guide to Creatively Handling a Child's Dental Health
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A Guide to Creatively Handling a Child's Dental Health

My family's dental health is important to me. Unfortunately for me, it is not as important to my little ones. Getting my kids to brush and floss on a daily basis is almost like taking on an obstacle course. I talked to my family's dentist about different methods I could try to encourage them to brush and floss on a regular basis. Some of the tricks worked, some did not. After some experimentation and talking to other parents, I was able to come up with a lot of great tips for helping kids care for their teeth. I started this blog to help other parents get creative when it comes to their kids and dental care.


A Guide to Creatively Handling a Child's Dental Health

Four Conditions Dental Veneers Can Help With

Bella Snyder

Dental veneers are an elegant cosmetic solution for resolving problems with teeth. In fact, veneers can be utilized for a lot of different dental problems. If you have one or more of these issues, dental veneers could be of use to you.


Pitting is often a problem that people have from childhood. This is typically due to an over-exposure to dental fluoride while the teeth are still developing. While fluoride is usually a good thing, too much of it as the teeth are developing can create irregularities in the enamel, creating the appearance of pits.

Dental veneers cover the front of teeth, ensuring that no one will see the pitting. If your enamel is damaged from the pitting, it can also help to prevent the front of your teeth from being exposed to things like acids that can continue to break down the enamel.

Discolored Teeth

Discolored teeth are a common problem that people mistake for stained teeth. When teeth are discolored, it's because the enamel has become so thin that the darker parts of the teeth can shine through.

Like pitting, dental veneers are a great choice for this because they act like a second layer of enamel on the front of your teeth. They also come in every brilliant white you could think of, so you're sure to find a shade that pleases you and those who look at your smile.

Teeth Damaged by Nail-Biting

Nail-biting is a bad habit to have, and unfortunately, if you do it for long enough, you could end up with permanently damaged teeth. Chipping, uneven edges, and worn away edges are all possible from a lifetime habit of nail-biting.

Veneers help with this by covering the front of the tooth and hiding the fact that the tooth is damaged. The veneers will be the length that your tooth once was, so if you continue to bite, the veneers will take the brunt of the force, rather than your teeth, preventing further damage.

Crooked Teeth

Lastly, crooked teeth can be effectively disguised with veneers. Veneers can be shaped and sized to make it look like you have a perfectly straight and even row of teeth, even if the underlying teeth are actually quite crooked. It's an easy way to get a straight-looking smile without having to go through months or even years of braces.

If you have one of these conditions and you're tired of dealing with it, talk to a cosmetic dentist about getting veneers.

For more information about cosmetic dental treatments, contact a local dentist.