Taking Care of Dental Veneers

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Dental veneers represent a significant investment in improving the appearance of your smile. So it’s a wise idea to develop an oral hygiene plan that helps keep them bright for many years to come.

It’s important to keep in mind that veneers are porcelain shells placed over your natural teeth. Therefore regular brushing and flossing twice a day are absolutely critical to maintaining the health of those teeth and the gum tissue that helps anchor them in place.

You will want to use a soft bristled toothbrush with non-abrasive toothpaste on the veneers. Be sure to look for brands that have earned the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal means that the ADA has researched and tested the product for its safety and effectiveness.

Biting into hard foods can sometimes cause minor chips in the porcelain biting edge of your veneers. You might want to cut certain foods into smaller pieces that you can pop into your mouth instead of biting down hard into the food.

Your dentist might advise you to refrain from activities that could stain your teeth, this includes certain foods, dark beverages and of course tobacco use.

Veneers are an investment, so it’s a wise idea to be well educated on how to safely and effectively maintain them.If you have questions about dental veneers, please feel free to call us at 912-354-9541 to schedule an appointment.