Learning How To Care For Your Veneers

by | Apr 5, 2013 | Dentist

If you have suffered from teeth that are not so beautiful and you have finally decided to get something done about it by getting porcelain veneers, you are likely going to need to learn the best way to take care of them so they last for a very long time. If you have recently gotten veneers and have no idea the best way to take care of the, here are some tips that might help.

Veneers can be quite expensive and if you have recently gotten them you should learn a few tricks to help them stay looking their best for as long as possible.

If some of the reasons you had to get veneers are because you have a habit of grinding your teeth or you have a habit of drinking coffee that had stained your teeth beyond repair, you are going to have to change some of your habits now. If you continue to grind your teeth after you get your veneers you may likely end up with some of the same issues you had in the first place. Also if you continue to drink dark soda or coffee, your new veneers are going to get stained just like your teeth once did. If you are someone who cannot stop grinding your teeth, you may want to reconsider getting veneers. If grinding damages them, they will be ruined and will not look very good as a result.

Caring for your veneers is not going to be a lot different than caring for your original teeth once was. You are still going to need to brush at least three times a day and after every meal. Be sure to floss your teeth so that no food or sugars gets trapped between them. One of the big differences of caring for your veneers versus caring for your original teeth is the fact that veneers are permanent and cannot be replaced if they become chipped or broken.

It is a good idea if you are use to using a firm toothbrush that you now make the switch to one with soft bristles. Also if you have one of those electric toothbrushes you may want to give it to another member of your family. Firm toothbrushes as well as electric toothbrushes can be much too abrasive for your new veneers. Also you should stay away from any teeth products that contain alcohol such as mouthwash or harsh abrasive toothpastes. It won’t take you long to learn what works and what does not for your new veneers. Hopefully this article will make the process of figuring out what is good for them and what is not a little easier for you.

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