Make sure your dental veneers last as long as possible by properly caring for them.
Dental veneers are transforming smiles all over Wheaton, IL, and you could be next. This amazing cosmetic treatment offered by our dentists Dr. David Carlson and Dr. Michael Schuiling is a fast, painless and effective way to get that perfect smile. Of course, once you finally get your new restorations you’ll want to do whatever you possibly can to ensure that they last. Here are some tips on how to care for your new porcelain veneers.
Keep Your New Teeth Clean
It’s just as important for you to maintain good oral hygiene once you have your veneers as it was before you got them. This means making sure that you brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily to prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar, the leading causes of gum disease and decay. If you don’t give your teeth the proper care they deserve you could end up dealing with problems down the road, which could greatly impact not just the health of your teeth but also your veneers.
Use the Right Tools for the Job
While most people assume that all toothpastes are created equally it’s important to note that some toothpastes may contain ingredients that are too harsh for your porcelain veneers. Avoid whitening toothpastes or toothpastes that contain abrasive ingredients like baking soda or hydrogen peroxide, which can wear away at your new restorations. Also, make sure to always use a soft-bristled toothbrush every time you brush to avoid excessive wear and tear.
Don’t Use Your Teeth as Tools
If you are someone who immediately uses their teeth to tear open plastic packaging then this is a habit you better cut out if you want to maintain your dental veneers. Your teeth should only be used for chewing food. If you use them as tools you risk breaking, fracturing or pulling them off.
Stop Teeth Grinding
Are you someone who grinds their teeth at night? If so, then you could risk damaging your veneers or affecting their lifespan. To combat this, our Wheaton, IL, general dentist can make a custom nightguard for you to wear over your teeth when you sleep to prevent excessive wear and tear on your new smile.
Get Routine Dental Checkups
Even though your veneers themselves cannot develop decay they are still prone to damage. We will also want to check to make sure that your oral health is up to par and that if decay or gum disease is present that it’s treated as soon as possible to prevent more serious complications. We can also check the health and integrity of the veneers whenever you come in.
Do you have questions about caring for your veneers? Are you interested in getting dental veneers in Wheaton, IL? If so, then don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and gives us a call. We are here to help you get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.