How to Care for Your Veneers

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How to Care for Your Veneers

  1. 1. HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR VENEERS
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION Caring for veneers requires a slight lifestyle change, but it is manageable. The lifestyle change may include dental hygiene changes, diet changes, and increased dental visits. Veneers are designed to correct and protect a person’s teeth, but if they are damaged, they won’t do their jobs properly. Good personal hygiene and avoiding certain foods is required to keep the veneers looking good and operating properly. Here are some tips that will extend the life of your veneers.
  3. 3. 1. BRUSH AND FLOSS DAILY Brushing and flossing daily will prevent tooth decay that may occur beneath the veneers. Diets high in carbohydrates will more than likely promote cavities. Veneers can last between 10 and 20 years if they are kept in proper condition.
  4. 4. 1. BRUSH AND FLOSS DAILY Other benefits of porcelain veneers and frequent flossing include healthier gums. Teeth have a chance of better survival when gums are healthy. Bleeding is uncomfortable, embarrassing, and unhealthy. If your floss snags when you have veneers, it may be an indication that they need to be checked and cleaned.
  5. 5. 2. FREQUENT DENTAL VISITS Hygienists recommend four visits per year with veneers to prevent the wear and tear and prolong the life of the veneers. Dental professionals can keep the margins polished for this purpose. Frequent dental cleanings will ensure that veneers are always in the best condition. Speak with your dentist about proper care for your veneers during your visits.
  6. 6. 3. FOODS/DRINKS TO AVOID Alcoholic beverages can lead to staining and deterioration. The bonding agent or resin may also be susceptible to stain. When teeth are discolored, this lowers a person’s self esteem. Avoid agents that are abrasive, also, to prevent margin scratches. This will prolong the longevity of the veneers. Professional maintenance will help dentists determine if further action should be taken if these types of agents are necessary.
  7. 7. 4. WEAR A PROTECTIVE GUARD FOR TEETH GRINDING People who grind or clench teeth during their sleep should ask their dentist for a mouth guard. This will protect the veneers from premature expiration and chips due to excessive pressure. Any cosmetic dentist can design a protective guard specifically for this purpose.
  8. 8. 5. SHORT-TERM CARE Teeth may be sensitive to temperature after the veneers are applied. Because of this, you may want to avoid extremely hot or cold foods. This can be uncomfortable and may die down after two weeks after the veneers are applied.
  9. 9. 6. DO NOT EAT HARD FOODS Foods like carrots can cause stress on veneers and cause the veneers to twist. These foods should be avoided or be only chewed with back teeth. Porcelain veneers are great for improving the appearance of a person’s smile and also to improve the health of the teeth. Speak with your dental care professional to find out more about proper care for your veneers and how you can improve their longevity. Dental veneers are worth the investment.
  10. 10. 6. DO NOT EAT HARD FOODS Foods like carrots can cause stress on veneers and cause the veneers to twist. These foods should be avoided or be only chewed with back teeth. Porcelain veneers are great for improving the appearance of a person’s smile and also to improve the health of the teeth. Speak with your dental care professional to find out more about proper care for your veneers and how you can improve their longevity. Dental veneers are worth the investment.

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