We could see those pearly whites! Perhaps, you’ve finally decided to get those veneers we’ve talked about last time. We’re certain that your dentist told you that your new set of teeth requires equal amount of care even if it appears to be taking care of itself perfectly. To guide you through this new journey, here are few tips we, at First Choice Dental, Dental Care Services in Colorado, have prepared for you:
The longevity of your veneers is contingent upon the amount of care you actually put onto it. And it begins with your usual dental routine-brushing. However, as what we’ve shared in a previous article about porcelain veneers, they are a kind of dental treatment which deals with the installation of a small or fine amount of porcelain shell. Thus, you can’t just brush it carelessly like you would before you had it. Make sure that you use soft toothbrush when you brush your teeth. Do this and floss daily as well as to keep your veneers in good shape.
Use of non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste
Since veneers are polished, you need to stay away from kinds of toothpaste that have harsh abrasives. Baking soda for example, is something you should not avoid in cleaning your veneers. They have the tendency to scratch and damage your new veneers as well as your natural teeth. To ensure that you are using the right type of fluoride toothpaste for your veneers, don’t hesitate to consult your dentist.
Consider limiting stain-inducing foods
Although we have mentioned that veneers allow you to protect your teeth from discoloration because they are made of high-tech materials, the adhesive used to keep your veneers attached are not resistant to stains. Thus, constantly eating stain-inducing foods such as coffee, berries and wines, could cause the edges of your veneers become darkened.
Refrain biting into hard foods
Because of the thinner layer covering your original teeth due to veneer installation, there is a chance that you will sense sensitivity towards certain foods. It would really be smart to stay away from hard foods such as ice and candy to avoid breakage of your veneers. If you do need to chew on hard food, chop it up into pieces and grind with your back teeth.
Practice professional maintenance
Aside from prolonging the life of your veneers, visiting your dentist will also be helpful in assessing the overall condition of your teeth. Practicing professional dental maintenance would also lower the risks of cavity build-up around your veneers.
For your dental needs, visit us at First Choice Dental, Dental Care Services in Colorado. Schedule for consultation and meet with us. If you have any questions, please call us at 303-320-0734 or send a message online.