How to Care for Dental Veneers

How to Care for Dental Veneers

Say you just made over your smile with some beautiful, custom dental veneers. You’re loving looking at your teeth in the mirror. You’re getting compliments left and right for your new smile. Or maybe you’re considering getting dental veneers and that could be your future self! But what’s the deal with taking care of them so that all that good can last as long as possible? These are some tips for taking care of your dental veneers:

Regular Preventive Oral Care

The great news is that you don’t need to learn a bunch of new methods and tricks for cleaning your teeth. The main thing is that you just need to keep up with standard daily oral hygiene: brush with a soft-bristled manual or electric toothbrush at least twice a day for two minutes each time and floss at least once a day. Veneers are designed to be durable so they can take regular brushing and flossing! We also recommend drinking plenty of water, eating a balanced diet, and avoiding tobacco products to keep your gums healthy and strong. And visit us every six months for routine cleanings and checkups.

Extra Precautions

You don’t want to end up damaging your veneers in a way that could’ve been avoided with the proper precautions! Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, can cause damage to your veneers just like it can your natural teeth so you’ll want to get a custom nightguard if you have a history of grinding your teeth or if you think you might grind your teeth at night. In a similar vein, you should wear a well-fitting athletic mouthguard when participating in physical activities that could involve contact with other people, the ground, or equipment. These oral appliances will do wonders for protecting your veneers. Additionally, avoid opening packaging with your teeth and biting down on hard objects such as ice, pencils, pens, and hard candies.

Veneers in North Vancouver, BC

If you have any more questions regarding dental veneers, we’re here for you. At Pier Dental Centre, we are proud to provide cosmetic dental veneers so we’re more than happy to give you additional information about the treatment. Contact us today!

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