Porcelain veneers are a perfect solution to transform the way your smile looks. Although, veneers will require extra care in order to maintain your overall positive appearance. Veneers aren’t resistant to damage and do require appropriate maintenance, so your smile and confidence are maintained for longer.
So, if you’re suffering from discolouration, broken teeth, chipped teeth, cracks or other flaws in your teeth and you’re seeking a solution, veneers will provide the transformation you’ve been looking for. If you’re already a veneer patient, let’s keep reading on the tips to look after your veneers at home.
Practice Oral Hygiene
The first basic yet important step is to keep your veneers clean with proper oral hygiene. Care for your veneers as you would for your natural teeth. Brush and floss twice a day using dental floss and a soft-bristle brush. Failure to do so can lead to gum disease and decay in teeth, putting your veneers at risk of detaching, chipping or breaking.
Use The Right Toothpaste
With porcelain veneers, you must ensure you brush your teeth with the right toothpaste. Toothpaste with mild abrasive and fluoride are good choices for those who do not wear veneers to keep teeth clean. If you’re a current veneer patient, do not use toothpaste with mild abrasive and fluoride as this can do damage to your veneers. Consider asking your dentist with recommendations on which toothpaste to use for your veneers.
Book Regular Dental Check-Ups
It is essential that your veneers are regularly checked by the dentist. With porcelain veneers, do not miss your regular check-ups because they’re best placed to ensure your gums and teeth remain healthy when veneers are placed on the front teeth. They will also check to see if your veneers are damaged and require a repair if needed. Keep attending your check-ups.
Avoid Biting and Chewing on Hard Objects
One of the culprits of damaged teeth is biting down on hard and awkward objects not designed to be used with your teeth. Porcelain veneers are durable although not as strong as regular teeth. Therefore, cut out any habits of using your teeth to open objects such as packaging, ice or biting your nails. Otherwise, it is likely your veneers will become damaged. You can read here on other common bad habits that damage teeth.
Avoid Teeth Grinding
If you’re a veneer patient and you grind your teeth at night during sleep, this needs to be treated if you’ve veneers fitted. Teeth grinding involves clenching the upper and lower teeth causing wear-and-tear on teeth. This can also cause damage to your veneers. Therefore, consult your dentist on treatment options to help you stop this habit.
The Hollywood smile you’ve been looking for can be realised with dental veneer treatment. Many patients with dental veneers have restored their confidence in their smile, so much that it has transformed the quality of life. Although, realising these benefits does not come easy. Ensure you follow the above tips at home to keep your veneers clean and strong. As part of oral hygiene, ensure you avoid any food and drink that stain veneers as well. Coffee, sodas, dark fruits and red meat, for example, are all culprits of staining. Avoid them to keep your smile looking bold and beautiful. Read up on further causes of discolouration here.
Are you seeking a transformation to your smile? Contact our helpful docklands dental team now and begin to realise brand new confidence to your smile with dental veneers. Contact us now and book yourself in for treatment!