You just received new porcelain veneers. They look great! To keep them looking good, you need to follow an oral health routine and diet that will keep your new teeth intact and beautiful. The following information will give you more details on keeping your new veneers looking their best.
What Are Veneers?
Before you learn the basics of veneer care, it helps to define veneers. Veneers are customized thin porcelain shells that are applied to the front teeth to enhance a person's smile and appearance. Veneers are used to repair, discolored, misaligned, chipped, and misshapen teeth. Veneers are bonded to teeth after a small amount of the tooth's enamel is shaved off the front teeth. This has to be done to make sure that the veneers fit properly.
What Habits Should I Follow to Keep My Veneers Looking Good?
To care for your new teeth, you should follow three basic practices – practices that you should follow with your natural teeth. Brush the veneers twice a day, preferably morning and at night, before you go to sleep, floss the teeth at least once daily, preferably after a meal, and rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash to prevent plaque and bacteria build-up. By taking these measures, your veneers will last a long time. Don't be shy about brushing or flossing the new teeth, as they are made to handle the pressure.
By taking the above measures, you will experience better dental checkups and maintain your new pearly whites. You also need to visit our office every six months for an exam and cleaning. That way, you can be assured that any issues can be addressed early. We want to support your dental goals and health. Give us a call today or visit our office to learn more about veneers and how they can enhance your smile. Make it your goal to observe better dental health practices and restore a worn or faded smile with veneers or a similar restoration.
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