You have finally gotten the smile you’ve dreamed of with a new set of dental veneers. They are straight, white and absolutely natural-looking. Things couldn’t be better. But in order to maintain this fantastic new grin, you need to take care of them. Here are some pointers to keeping that sparkler for years to come:
Proper dental hygiene. Practicing proper oral hygiene will not only prolong the life of your veneers but will also minimize the chances of dental complications. Brush for two minutes twice a day, floss once and rinse with mouthwash to keep your veneers in good condition.
Soft-bristled toothbrush. While porcelain veneers are certainly durable, they can still be damaged if you use hard-bristled toothbrushes. Also ask your dentist to recommend a good toothpaste that doesn’t contain harsh abrasives to potentially damage your veneers.
Visit your dentist frequently. Going to the dentist regularly helps make sure that your veneers and oral health are properly monitored, prolonging the life of your veneers.
Quit chewing hard objects. Porcelain veneers are not as strong as regular teeth, stay away from chewing on hard objects, grinding and/or clenching your teeth.
Avoid stain-causing food. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, but the adhesive used to keep veneers attached are not.
Quit smoking. Smoking is already a bad habit to have, but smoking can eventually lead to staining and discoloration in your veneers.
Porcelain veneers will give you the smile you have always wanted, but taking proper care of them will ensure you get to keep them.
To learn more about veneers, contact Dr. Johns at 650-697-2073 or visit his website at www.chrisjohnsdds.com.
Dr. Chris Johns also proudly accepts patients from Millbrae and all surrounding areas.