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Caring For Your Porcelain or Composite Dental Veneers

When you take good care of your dental veneers, they’ll last longer and stay in perfect condition. You may be surprised to find caring for veneers doesn’t take much time or effort.

Flossing

Home oral care is essential, and flossing is part of it. The same technique you use for your natural teeth is appropriate for dental veneers. Floss gently and thoroughly at least once a day. Most people find bedtime is the ideal time to floss. There are reasons you must floss when you have veneers. While you want your dental work to be clean, flossing can also prevent cavities and decay in the natural tooth.

Regular Checkups

Everyone should have exams and cleaning at the dentist’s office at least twice each year. Dr Salman will check to make sure your veneers are in good condition as well as your natural teeth. Professional cleaning will remove plaque and tartar that you probably can’t address at home. Daily oral care at home isn’t a substitute for professional cleaning.

Avoid Certain Foods

  • Veneers aren’t indestructible. Hard foods can chip these materials.
  • Your incisors are supposed to act like scissors and therefore pulling action increases the risk of popping out your veneer.
  • Sticky foods can adhere to your dental work.
  • Dark-colored foods and drinks can stain composite resin veneers.
  • Porcelain Veneers are stain resistant.

You can have a balanced, nutritious diet even if you eliminate these foods and beverages.

Avoid Tobacco Products

There are many reasons to not use tobacco, and keeping veneers in good condition is one example. Don’t smoke cigarettes or cigars, and don’t use chewing tobacco or powdered tobacco. If you’ve been using any of these products for a long time and find you can’t stop, you can ask your doctor or dentist for help. When you come in to Dr Salman’s practice for dental veneers, you may have additional questions. Don’t hesitate to ask. The dental team wants cosmetic dentistry to be a good experience with results that will last for many years. If you live in or near Northcote, Auckland, you can ring our office to set up an appointment and become one of our many patients who are more than delighted with a brand-new smile!