Your new dental veneers represent a serious investment in giving you a smooth, white and appealing smile. By adapting a few simple habits and including your veneers in your oral hygiene routine helps them to last for long time to come.
While the porcelain veneers are not subject to tooth decay, the enamel of the underlying teeth is still vulnerable. So you will still need to include them in your daily hygiene routine of brushing and flossing your twice per day. Brushing the veneers with a soft bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste helps maintain their polished appearance.
Keep in mind that the enamel of your natural teeth is harder than the porcelain veneers. Biting into hard foods, or chewing on things like pens and pencils can sometimes cause minor chips in the porcelain biting edge. If you want to eat hard, crunchy foods, you should get in the habit of cutting them into pieces and popping them into your mouth.
If you have questions about the best way to maintain your new dental veneers, please feel free to call us at 818-641-5577 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you maintain your new appealing smile for many years to come.