Veneers are designed to be long-lasting and durable, but they still require some special care and maintenance to keep them looking and feeling their best. After all, just like your natural teeth, veneers can benefit from good oral hygiene and other healthy habits.
1. Brush and Floss Daily
Daily brushing and flossing are essential, just as they are for your natural teeth. Use a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste to avoid scratching the veneer’s surface. Regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist are also important so we can monitor your oral health and the condition of your veneers.
2. Don’t Bite Down on Hard Objects
Avoid biting on hard objects, such as ice or hard candy, that can chip or damage your veneers. If you grind or clench your teeth at night, we recommend wearing a nightguard to protect your smile from excessive force that can lead to breaks or chips.
3. Limit Staining Substances
Veneers are resistant to staining, but excessive consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, or tobacco products can cause them to discolor over time. We recommend limiting these substances, drinking with a straw, or thoroughly rinsing your mouth with water afterward.
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Maintaining veneers doesn’t require much extra work, just continuing good oral hygiene habits and some mindfulness about potential damage or staining.
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