If you have just completed your veneers treatment, congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a perfect-looking smile. We understand that you want to take the best care possible of your pearly whites. Today, we’re going to be sharing a few ways to take care of your veneers. While they require minimal upkeep, you want to make sure they last as long as they can.
Veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the front of your tooth. They cover up imperfections like chips, cracks, stubborn stains, and uneven or misshapen teeth. At Skyview Dental, we use same-day veneers, which means you can get your brand-new smile in just one appointment. It’s made of porcelain material, so they look more like your natural teeth – except better!
Once your veneers are in place, they won’t require any sort of special upkeep. However, you want to do your part to make sure they stay intact. Here are a few ways to take care of your veneers:
If you haven’t had a good oral hygiene routine before, now is the time to start. Brush your teeth for at least twice a day for at least two minutes, and floss at least once. It gets rid of the bacteria and food particles that cling to your teeth. That will make sure your veneers last as long as possible. Also, while porcelain veneers don’t decay like regular teeth, but you still want to protect any tooth enamel that’s possibly exposed.
When you do brush your teeth, make sure you have chosen a soft-bristled tooth brush. A medium or hard-bristled one can damage the polish on your veneers, especially if you brush too hard. Use the ideal technique of gentle circular motions with the toothbrush angled towards your gumline.
If you have a habit of biting pen caps or chewing your nails, it’s time to break that habit. You can easily chip or crack a tooth, which can damage your veneer. Plus, you also want to stay away from sticky sweet as much as possible, such as hard caramels or other hard candies. Those can also have a negative impact on your veneer.
One of the best ways to make sure your veneer stays in good shape is to visit us for regular cleanings and exams. We’ll be able to ensure your new teeth remain beautiful and pearly white. It also allows us to stay on top of any problems before they lead to a dental emergency.
Call Skyview Dental today at 509-707-8696 for an appointment in Moses Lake, WA. You can also contact us online.
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