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Caring For Your Dental Veneers

How To Care For Your New Veneers

If you’ve had dental veneers as part of a smile makeover, you’ll want them to stay in excellent condition for a long time. Veneers don’t require much extra care, but there are some tips you should keep in mind. There is little difference between caring for veneers and your natural teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day as you would normally and the use of a mouthwash can be beneficial. Floss at least once each day. Flossing is essential to remove plaque. Cleanliness is important, but make a point of using suitable products. Use a soft bristled toothbrush, and a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste. Avoid home whitening products or abrasive whitening toothpastes. You can ask one of our dentists to recommend a whitening product  that is safe and effective.

Regular Checkups

Maintaining good oral health requires regular visits to the dentist. This means at least two visits each year. Unless you have been advised to make appointments more frequently, mark this schedule on your calendar. A routine visit will include a thorough examination and professional cleaning. We will see if there is a problem with your teeth that needs to be treated, and check the condition of your veneers.It is possible for veneers to become loose or damaged. A routine checkup is the time to correct this problem.

Avoid Products That can Damage Your Veneers

There are some products that can harm dental veneers. You should avoid hard foods that could lead to chips and scrapes. Some examples include nuts, hard sweets, and popcorn.To eliminate the risk of stains, avoid drinks and foods with deep pigments. If you must drink fruit juice, use a straw. Some lifestyle habits can be harmful to veneers as well as your natural teeth. If you use any tobacco products, now is the time to quit. If you chew ice, or bite your nails, give up these habits, too.Dental veneers are a fine example of cosmetic dentistry. Although they are affordable and easy to obtain, you want the results to be long lasting. You can avoid experiencing any complications if you follow these tips.

If you are ready for veneers or have more questions, visit Dentists of Ivanhoe Central. Dr Shehan and his staff would love to meet you. Think of how good you will feel when you no longer have imperfections in your smile. Dental veneers can help you feel good about yourself every time you smile.