Veneer Maintenance: Keep Your Smile Gleaming for Years
- Posted on: May 30 2023
Veneers are an excellent investment in your smile’s appearance as well as your oral health. That’s exactly why it’s important to maintain your veneers to maximize their longevity.
Keep Good Oral Health Habits
Following your recommended oral hygiene regimen is key to fostering the success of your brand-new smile. While veneers themselves cannot decay, they may still have plaque build-up that may damage the underlying teeth. We recommend keeping your regular dental cleaning and examination appointments while practicing good daily oral health habits.
Play it Safe
Veneers are very strong and designed for everyday use. However, there are a few things to keep in mind to avoid potential chipping or cracking. We recommend not to use your teeth as tools to cut or open any material, and it’s best to avoid chewing very dense material like ice or bone. That being said, everyday food is not an issue for your veneers.
Keep the Stains Away
Staining is a problem many people face, and while veneers are stain resistant, it can still happen. Certain foods or drinks should be avoided, if possible, like dark sodas, coffee, teas, and red wines. If you do have them, be sure to rinse your mouth when you can. Do not skip brushing your teeth that day! Smoking and alcohol should be limited or eliminated if possible.
Be Aware of Teeth Grinding
Grinding can happen while sleeping or even throughout the day. While grinding is always detrimental to oral health, it can lower the life span of your veneers and make them chip or crack. If you do grind during the night or daytime, it’s important to discuss it with your dentist. You may need a nightguard to protect your teeth while sleeping.
Would You Like to Have A Beautiful Smile?
Veneers are an amazing option to enhance your smile; they also will last from 15 to 20 years if properly maintained. Our team is here to help you have the smile of your dreams while you maintain it year after year. So if you are ready to improve your smile , think about contacting Dr. Lenny Slepchik at 514-875-7971 or [email protected] to see if this treatment is the right treatment for you!
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