Helping Your Veneers Last Longer Starts with Proper Oral Hygiene
Posted on 5/15/2018 by Dr. Roger Chang
Whether you have them because you had missing or stained teeth, we can suggest several ways for helping your veneers last longer.
Starting with proper oral hygiene, caring for veneers is very important as they are placed directly over the teeth and certain foods can damage or chip them. Here are some tips to help protect your veneers.
Visit our Office Regularly
A check-up every six-months is ideal for natural teeth as well as for helping your veneers last longer. Having your teeth cleaned and looked at twice a year can prevent any problems with the veneers and detect a potential infection before it becomes more serious.
Having veneers doesn't mean that you can't get tartar buildup, cavities, or plaque, so make sure you call our office to set up your next appointment today!
Practice Good Oral Hygiene at Home
Brushing your teeth with a soft brush for at least two-minutes, twice daily, flossing to remove any food particles left behind between teeth, and using an oral mouthwash that helps to prevent gum disease is essential to helping your veneers last longer.
Avoid Eating Hard Foods
Even though veneers are made of sturdy material, chewing on hard foods repeatedly could make them crack or in rare circumstances fall off. Having to replace your veneers can be expensive, so the best way to prevent any problems is to avoid foods that are hard to chew.
We are here when it comes to helping your veneers last longer, so you can enjoy that beautiful smile and be confident when talking and eating. Remember to let us know if you have any concerns with your veneers and we will be happy to set up an appointment to check it out or answer questions over the phone.