jessica-simpson-teeth2.jpgJessica Simpson‘s dentist, Dr. Bill Dorfman, famous for creating Hollywood celebrities’ pearly white smiles, often through the use of porcelain veneers, is not happy about his patient’s admitted poor brushing habits. Jess has publicly confessed that she only brushes once or twice a week, often using the sleeve of her sweater.

Apparently, Jess hasn’t heard about a little thing called periodontal (gum) disease, the leading cause of tooth loss, which can also lead to heart disease.

We have no idea if Dorfman (of Century City Aesthetic Dentristry) put porcelain veneers on Jess but it’s possible. He’s like the Veneer King of Hollywood. And those things are not cheap. Veneers can cost from $1,200 to $1,800. Per tooth!! So if you’re talking a front mouthful (16-18 teeth, upper and lower), you’re talking a major chunka change.

“I was kind of shocked. I assumed everybody brushed their teeth all the time,” Dorfman tells People. “People pay us a lot of money for that slippery feeling. It’s kind of the best part.”

“It’s great that she’s flossing all the time, but you have to brush too,” Dorfman says, warning, “What goes on in your mouth really affects your whole body.”

Hear that, Jess? Listen to your dentist. And expect a lecture at your next cleaning.