Virginia beach Cosmetic and Neuromuscular Dentistry Blog - Dr. Michael Folck

Friday, October 31, 2008

Porcelain veneers and dental hygiene

Porcelain veneers can last more than ten years with good dental hygiene. In addition to regular brushing and flossing, regular visits to Dr. Folck’s office can help you maintain good dental hygiene.

You don’t need to worry about porcelain veneers coming off during a cleaning. They’re bonded to your teeth with a glue-like substance when they’re fitted. Some of the technology used by dental hygienists may be too harsh for your porcelain veneers. For example, the use of power polishing equipment can damage the surface of a porcelain veneers. Ultrasonic scalers, which are typically used to remove plaque, are also instruments to use with care since they can cause chips in veneers. Using polishes containing pumice or other harsh abrasives can cause chipping or pitting of a veneer’s surface. Finally, if you’re receiving fluoride treatments to prevent tooth decay and enhance your dental hygiene, be sure that your dental hygienist is using a neutral fluoride. More acidic solutions are not recommended for people with porcelain veneers.

The dental team at Dr. Michael Folck’s practice in Virginia Beach is well aware of the delicate nature of veneers and knows how to treat them, and you, with care.

If you would like to learn more about care of your porcelain veneers, please consider visiting our Virginia Beach office for your next cleaning. Dr. Michael Folck is an experienced cosmetic dentist, and his staff is well-trained to help you care for your porcelain veneers.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of a patient’s mouth, teeth, gums and smile. Traditional general dentistry, on the other hand, focuses on oral hygiene and preventing and treating oral disease. You can think of general dentistry as dental work that is necessary, while cosmetic dentistry is often dental work that is desired to enhance the appearance of your smile. Some of the most common dental procedures Dr. Michael Folck performs in his Virginia Beach, Virginia office are:

Dr. Folck and his highly trained dental team offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures and treatments and will perform a comprehensive evaluation and consultation prior to beginning any dental work.

Please contact our Virginia Beach office today to schedule your initial appointment with Dr. Michael Folck. We have been serving cosmetic dentistry patients in and around Chesapeake and Virginia Beach for years.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Welcome to the Cosmetic and Neuromuscular Dentistry Blog of Dr. Michael Folck, DDS.

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