Your new dental veneers represent an investment in giving you the white, appealing smile you have always wanted. Adapting some new daily habits will help ensure that they provide you with your optimal smile for many years to come.
Even though the porcelain veneers are not vulnerable to decay, they will still need to be a part of your daily oral hygiene routine. Be sure you keep up with your dental hygiene, brushing and flossing all of your teeth twice every day. If possible, try to brush your veneers with a soft bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste to help maintain their polished appearance.
When you eat, be aware that your tooth enamel is going to be harder than the porcelain biting edge of the veneer. Biting down on hard and crunchy foods can cause minor chips in the biting edge of one or more veneers. You can still eat hard, crunchy foods, but it is best to get in the habit of cutting these foods into chunks and putting them into your mouth, rather than biting them off.
To learn more about maintaining your new dental veneers, we invite you to call us at 941-451-7059 to schedule an appointment. We are thrilled to help you maintain your new, beautiful smile for many years to come.