You’re proud of your veneers. You’ve invested in a great looking smile and want to do everything you can to keep it looking that way. Thankfully with the right maintenance your veneers can stay bright for years. Here are a few tips to follow when caring for veneers or any other type of cosmetic restoration:
The edges of your veneer need to be cleaned thoroughly each day. It is important to wrap your floss snuggly around the tooth/veneer, and slide up and down just under the gumlines. This keeps gum tissues tight against your tooth, preventing them from receding. It also limits the risk of developing cavities along the edges of your veneer.
Use a Soft Toothbrush
Soft toothbrushing keeps the gums stimulated, removes plaque, but doesn’t abrade enamel or porcelain. Excessive pressure from stiffer brushes can cause gum recession and abrasion of the teeth, leaving you with a smile that doesn’t look quite right.
Stay Away from Foods and Drinks that Cause Stain
Coffee, tea, red wine and soda all have one thing in common…tooth stain. Drinking these on a regular basis will make your teeth and your veneers get more than the normal amount of stain buildup.
Have Your Teeth Cleaned Regularly
A professional, preventive cleaning should be scheduled every 6 months. This allows your hygienist or dentist to remove tartar buildup and plaque from around the tooth so that the health of the veneer can be assessed. These important check-ups also screen for other problems that can be corrected or reversed before becoming too involved. Then, your teeth will be gently polished to remove any stain buildup that collected between visits.
Taking care of your veneers is just as easy as taking care of your natural teeth. Schedule your dental check-up today!
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