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How did veneers become so popular?

Updated: Nov 29, 2019


Casually scrolling through your social media explore page now leads to seeing at least one veneered selfie. And you might be thinking that are veneers really this popular? The short answer is yes!


Cosmetic dental procedures have increased in popularity over the last 10 years. Dental veneers were thought to be exclusive to Hollywood celebrities. But, the rise of social media has started to bridge this gap. Social media "influencers" can have millions of followers and can be considered celebrities in their own right. Meaning they face similar pressure to look great constantly -- including a bright, white smile.

Now, more than ever, dentists find their patients are asking for cosmetic procedures because they want to look better in their pictures.

Additionally, there is some research which shows your smile can have an impact on your career (especially during the interview process). The study reports: "if you recall less information about competent candidates because you are distracted by characteristics on their face, it decreases your overall evaluations of them.”

A confident smile can go a long way towards making you appear more approachable and sincere.


There are many ways to improve the aesthetics of your smile such as orthodontics, whitening, and veneers. Veneers may be the best option for those who are looking for fast, natural-looking results. When done right, veneers are nearly undetectable because the material mimics your tooth enamel and the dentist can build in slight "imperfections" to make them look hyper-realistic. Veneers can be used to correct certain minor flaws, and leave others intact so your smile retains its character. Another benefit is that there is no downtime when getting veneers and they can last up to 20 years.

If you're interested in improving your smile, apply for a Dental Grant today and save up to 30% towards your treatment.

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