How Do I Take Care of My Veneers?

A patient smiling while a veneer is held up to her tooth. You’ve invested in veneers to enhance your smile, and now you want to ensure they stay dazzling for years. But the question is, “How do I take care of my veneers?

Taking care of your veneers is essential to maintaining their appearance and longevity. Here’s how you can keep them looking their best.

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

Appropriate oral hygiene, which includes brushing your teeth and gums, is essential for the health of both your natural teeth and your veneers.

Brush your teeth at least twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. To get rid of food residue and plaque from between your teeth and around the edges of your veneers, floss daily.

Use Non-Abrasive Products

Avoid abrasive toothpaste and harsh dental products that can scratch or damage your veneers. Opt for non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean your teeth without causing harm to your veneers.

Avoid Staining Foods and Drinks

Both your veneers and your natural teeth may become stained by specific foods and drinks. Red wine, coffee, tea, and dark-colored fruits and sauces should all be consumed in moderation. If you do consume these staining agents, brush your teeth or rinse your mouth with water to reduce discoloration.

Wear a Mouthguard

If you grind your teeth at night or participate in contact sports, wearing a mouthguard can help protect your veneers from damage. A custom-fitted mouthguard provided by your dentist will offer the best protection against teeth grinding and sports-related injuries.

Schedule Regular Dental Checkups

Routine dental checkups are essential for monitoring the health of your veneers and detecting any issues early on. Your dentist can examine your veneers for signs of damage or wear and recommend any necessary repairs or adjustments.

Avoid Using Your Teeth as Tools

Your veneers may be strong, but they’re not indestructible. Avoid using your teeth to bite or tear open packages, remove bottle caps, or chew on stiff objects like ice or pens. Using your teeth as tools can chip or crack your veneers, requiring costly repairs.

Book a Veneers Consultation in Denver, CO

Are you considering to have a veneers? Book an online consultation with Louisa Gallegos, DDS, in Denver, CO. Contact her at 303-316-4034. She’s here to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, radiant smile.

Louisa Gallegos, DDS, MSD Prosthodontist

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