How Best to Care for Dental Veneers

Congratulations! You’ve made an investment in yourself by getting veneers. Now that you have the smile that you’ve always wanted, you have to make sure to protect your investment and keep them intact. When properly cared for, veneers can last a decade or more. Taking care of them also promotes good oral health in general.

Oral Hygiene

Nothing is different here than if you didn’t have veneers. Brush twice a day, or after every meal if possible. Floss daily and use an alcohol-free mouthwash. Excessive exposure to alcohol could make your veneers more susceptible to staining and erosion.

No Grinding

Simply put, grinding puts stress on your veneers just as it does your natural teeth. If you have issues with grinding your teeth, discuss mouth guards for nighttime wear. Learning how to recognize and avoid grinding during the day should also be discuss with your dentist. TIP: no chewing. Keep pens and nails out of your mouth! No ice crunching, either.

Fight Off Stains

Limit foods known to stain teeth, like wine and dark sodas. If you smoke, consider quitting not only for your health, but for the sake of preserving your veneers. Rinse your mouth out after drinking coffee or tea to reduce the residue on your teeth.

Come See Us!

At Porter Dental, we are dedicated to preserving your oral health and making you smile again! Our services include veneers, teeth whitening and application of crowns and bridges. Our experienced staff is waiting to welcome you. We accept all major insurances. Call today. 281-519-7200