Are you unhappy with your teeth? You probably have heard about dental veneers and how they are so much capable of helping you achieve that bright and pearly smile. There are different kinds of veneers such as permanent porcelain veneer, composite veneer, removable veneers, and instant veneers. All of them are known to be very effective in hiding away some flaws on your teeth such as discoloration and chips. And although they do not offer the full functionality of teeth, they give an extra layer of protection to your teeth as it covers the teeth surface.
It is important to take care of your veneers once you put them on, as the durability as well as the longevity of your veneers, regardless of what type it is, are determined by how well you take care of them. In this article, we will give you some effective tips on how to maintain your veneers. All content below is what the dentist and professionals recommend:
1.Clean your veneers by brushing at least twice a day and floss regularly
Take care of your veneers just like how you take care of your natural teeth. Brush at least twice a day to prevent cavities from destroying your teeth.
The goal of cleaning your teeth through brushing is to remove plaque that you can get from the food that you eat, saliva, as well as bacteria on your teeth. When you fail to brush your teeth on a regular basis, this will cause the veneers to be weakened, and your teeth to discolor, making it a bit different from the veneers that you are using since veneers do not discolor.
Flossing can also effectively wipe away some bacteria and dirt in between teeth that toothbrush may not remove. Always remember to floss regularly even when not brushing.
- Use the appropriate toothbrush and toothpaste
Make sure that your toothbrush is soft-bristled to prevent destroying your enamel as well as your veneers, as a hard-bristled toothbrush can make the tear and wear of veneers twice as fast than the normal.
Also, using the correct toothpaste is very important. There are some toothpaste that contain harmful abrasives that can potentially damage not just your natural teeth, but also the highly polished surface of the dental veneers you are wearing. Remember that there are kinds of toothpaste that are made to whiten your teeth but they are not safe for veneers. Ask your dentist for some brands of toothpaste that are both beneficial to your natural teeth and dental veneers.
- Be careful of what you eat
The foods and drinks you consume can greatly affect the overall health of your teeth and mouth. You need to avoid sugary foods such as candies, bubble gums, and even your favorite sodas, as they can damage your veneers fast. Also, avoid highly acidic foods such as citrus fruits and food as the acid also ruins the surface of the veneers.
Avoid staining your teeth by avoiding foods and drinks like coffee, tea, tobaccos, etc.to protect your teeth from discoloration and damage.