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Veneers Check: An Inside Look at This Dangerous TikTok Trend

August 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkics @ 4:56 pm
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According to the latest estimates, TikTok has upwards of 1 billion active users. As a result, it’s one of the largest social media platforms (sitting at the top with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). While this app is a great resource for connecting with friends and finding healthy recipes, there’s also a lot of misinformation that spreads like wildfire. “Veneers check,” a dangerous dental trend, has recently been making its way throughout the platform. To learn all about it, and why it’s so serious, keep reading.

An Insight Look at the “Veneers Check” Trend

Since more and more people are looking to achieve their picture-perfect look on Facetune in real life, it’s not surprising that there is a rising interest in cosmetic dentistry. The “veneers check” trend reflects just that. In short, TikTok users are sharing the before and after photos of their smiles, calling attention to their bright, beautiful, and balanced teeth. Sounds harmless, right? Unfortunately, there are an alarming number of patients who are participating in this challenge who received crowns, not veneers.

The Dangers of the “Veneers Check” Trend

As previously mentioned, a large number of people participating in this social media challenge are getting dental crowns, not veneers. Naturally, there are a few concerns this presents.

To begin, dental crowns are designed to protect a weak tooth after treating a large cavity or administering root canal therapy. As a result, patients should not be getting a mouthful of crowns. Furthermore, removing large portions of otherwise healthy teeth is detrimental to a person’s oral health, and potentially overall well-being. In fact, some dental professionals estimate that making such drastic changes at a young age could result in these patients needing dentures by the age of 40.

How to Safely Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams

If you are unhappy with your smile – whether it’s due to small chips, moderate misalignment, severe discoloration, or something in between – the best course of action is always to talk to a skilled cosmetic dentist. During your consultation, they’ll sit down with you one-on-one to learn about your smile goals before assessing your dental needs and determining what the best treatment is.

About the Practice

At Westgate Dental Care, you’ll be treated by a talented and highly-trained dental team that offers a wide range of smile-enhancing treatments, including teeth whitening, cosmetic dental bonding, gum recontouring, and, of course, veneers. With each and every patient, we’re committed to improving the appearance of your teeth without compromising your oral health. That way, you have a smile that is as healthy as it is beautiful! If you have a question about the veneers process or would like to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist, don’t hesitate to visit our website or call (847) 577-7171.