Dental veneers truly cover a multitude of sins.
If your teeth are damaged or discoloured, there’s a very simple answer on offer – in the form of dental veneers.
If you're a regular reader of our humble blog, you have probably come to the conclusion that we are masters of our own universe, and monarchs over all we survey.
Sadly, this is not the case. Early last Saturday morning, “Her Indoors’ issued an edict that we were heading into the city centre to do some Christmas shopping. We considered arguing, but based on our experience every year since we got married, this seemed to be a complete and utter waste of time and energy.
So before the world was up and about, we had finished an early breakfast and were on our way into Grafton Street to make our contribution to Ireland Inc.’s domestic spending figures.
And despite the grouchy git that lies deep within us, we must admit that the atmosphere around the city centre cheered us up quite quickly. The lights were on – even at nine o’clock in the morning – and passers-by seemed to have an extra pep in their step at the thought of the forthcoming festivities.
And one of the things that struck us very forcibly is that, even in this high-tech era that we live in, the magic of Christmas still owes so much – for adults and children alike – to the man in red, old Santa Clause.
His images were everywhere, and all of them with that familiar beaming smile that has become such a staple of our Christmas iconography. Looking at his smile, our professional interest was piqued, and we had to wonder if he’d ever had dental veneers fitted.
Why do we think so? Well, it's very simple. The man has been eating around two billion mince pies every year for hundreds of years. Surely that’s gotta play havoc with your teeth?
We’re not being critical of Santa. That would be sacrilege. We’re merely suggesting that his super-bright smile might just have something to do with his friendly dentist.
And remember that veneers are also a treatment that we sometimes associate with advancing years. As we grow older, our teeth tend to lose some of their original whiteness and take on a more yellowish hue that’s not nearly as attractive to look at.
We couldn’t get close enough to the images of Santa to tell what sort of veneers he might have been wearing. As you know, there’s a wide choice on offer, including composite veneers, which are made from a special form of resin that can be coloured to match your existing teeth.
But whatever type of veneers he may have been wearing, we hope that he had the treatment carried out here in Ireland. Why so? Because when it comes to veneers Ireland is a genuine centre of excellence and the big man would have been spoiled for choice in looking for a highly competent practitioner.
If you’re thinking of going down the veneers route yourself over Christmas or in the New Year, here’s an article we think you might find useful - http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/veneers#1