The same work required to maintain natural teeth is required for veneers.
This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, daily flossing, using one of the interdental brushes and if suggested an interspace brush.
Although porcelain is highly resilient to staining and cannot decay, porcelain veneers still require regular care and attention.
You should also be aware of the frequency of sugar in your diet to reduce any occurrence of decay.
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Following our recommendations will help to keep your veneers in excellent condition:
. Keep a good oral hygiene routine
. Visit a hygienist to check your oral foundation and cleaning around your teeth and veneers.
. Organize to have regular check-ups and radiographs taken.
It is essential to maintain good oral habits – brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss daily.
. Use a mouthwash daily
This will help minimize the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
. Choose a teeth-friendly diet
Limit your intake of the most common foods and drinks that cause staining:
Black teas, coffees and red wines. It is also advisable not to smoke in order to avoid nicotine stains.
Avoiding substances that stain teeth will prevent obvious discrepancies in color between your veneers and natural teeth.
. Regular dental examinations
We recommend checkups at least once a year as well as regular visits to the hygienist for professional cleaning.
This allows your dentist to detect any early signs of problems or disorders which can be dealt with before more serious threats or issues occur.
. Wear a nightguard
If you tend to grind your teeth, we recommend getting fitted for a nightguard. This will prevent your veneers from being worn down.