How do I take care of veneers? This is a common question many dental patients have and it is an important question that needs to be answered. After going through it all and paying for the new veneers it is important to know how to take care of them. These are just some of the tips you need to keep in mind so you can keep your veneers looking bright and new and beautiful.
Avoid Certain Food and Beverages
Some foods and drinks really need to be avoided when possible so they do not mess up your porcelain veneers. Drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine and foods like chocolate, citrus, and soda can stain or erode your veneers. It is not logical to expect people to avoid these foods totally, but it is important to limit their consumption and to try and clean your veneers after eating such foods.
Avoid Abrasive Toothpastes
For teeth, abrasive toothpaste and those with harsh cleaners and whiteners can work well. However, with veneers, these can damage the surface and destroy the look and appearance of the veneers you spent so much time and money on. Stuck with regular toothpaste or those that are designed for use with dental implants such as veneers. To further take care of your new smile without causing any damage, use a soft bristle toothbrush each time, every time.
Unless you are given other directions by your dentists, you should use general oral hygiene with your veneers. You will still need to brush and floss just as you would with your regular teeth. Mouthwash can also help keep the veneers looking bright and clean. Talk with your dentist to make sure you fully understand how to take care of your new veneers and keep them looking great.
Protect Your Mouth
Just as you would take care to protect your mouth from injury you need to be just as careful with the veneers. If you play sports or engage in any activities where you might get hit in the mouth or otherwise damage your mouth, then take care and take the necessary precautions to protect your veneers.
Veneers are becoming more and more popular, along with the technology, but even the best veneers need a little TLC to keep them looking great for years to come. Take care of your veneers and keep looking sharp!