Your new dental veneers are a serious investment in giving you the smooth, white smile you’ve always wanted. By developing a few everyday habits, you can insure that your veneers will last for many years to come.
The porcelain material the veneers are made from will not be vulnerable to tooth decay. However, the enamel of the underlying teeth will still require routine care and consideration in your oral hygiene routine. Make sure you brush and floss all of your teeth twice per day. Brushing the veneers with a soft bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste helps maintain their polished appearance.
You should also keep in mind that the porcelain biting edge of the veneers is not as hard as your natural tooth enamel. Biting down repeatedly on hard foods, and bad habits like chewing on pencils and pens cause minor chips in the biting edge of a veneer. You can still eat hard, crunchy foods, but it is good to get in the habit of cutting these foods into into chunks and popping them into your mouth, rather than bite them off.
If you have questions about the best way to maintain your new dental veneers, please feel free to call us at 248-634-7002 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you maintain your new appealing smile for many years to come.