Snap On Smile® is one of the easiest ways to obtain the smile of your dreams.  It is a removable appliance, similar to a denture that is custom-fitted over your existing teeth, and does not require a dentist to scrape or file down your teeth.  This means that the appliance causes no damage to your natural teeth and can therefore be used on a temporary basis or as a more permanent solution to get the smile you’ve always wanted.

As with any type of dental appliance, there are certain care instructions that should be followed in order to keep your Snap On Smile® in the best condition possible and to prolong the lifespan of the appliance.  Since the appliance is removable in much the same way as a denture or mouth guard, you will need to clean the appliance each time you remove it from your teeth.  This can be done with the cleaning solution that comes with your original Snap On Smile®.  Refills of the solution can be purchased directly from your dental practitioner, and the step by step instructions for how to clean the apparatus are included on the bottle of cleaning solution.

In addition to cleaning your appliance each day or each time you use it with the cleaning solution, you also want to ensure that you properly clean your natural teeth and gums.  This is especially important since food, bacteria and debris can become trapped between the apparatus and your teeth or gums, which can increase the likelihood of decay or infection.  At the same time that you remove your Snap On Smile®, you should provide a thorough cleaning of your mouth by brushing properly, flossing well and rinsing your mouth.  You should also repeat your oral hygiene routine each morning before you re-insert the apparatus into your mouth.

Although the Snap On Smile® is made of bright and durable dental resin material, you’ll want to try to avoid the same culprits that can stain natural teeth, such as coffee, red wine and cigarettes, if you’re concerned about possible staining of your bright and shiny replacement teeth.  The Snap On Smile® does resist staining but the best way to completely avoid stains, aside from refraining from these things all together, is to stick to a strict cleaning regimen so that residue does not build up and remain on the appliance.

With proper care, your Snap On Smile® should provide you with years of use, although the length of time that your appliance can be used will be dependent on a variety of factors, including how often you wear it (on a regular, permanent basis or only periodically for special occasions), how carefully you handle and store the appliance when not being used, what you bite and chew on while the appliance is in your mouth, as well as other factors.  The Snap On Smile® is made from a durable dental resin material, but as with other types of cosmetic dental options made from resin material, such as veneers and dentures, the material does have a limited lifespan.

For more information about Snap On Smile® or to schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist to see if Snap On Smile® is right for you, contact Park Dental Care in Queens at 718-274-1515.


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