How Can I Look After My Veneers?

If you’re looking to transform your smile, dental veneers are a great cosmetic option. Although, whilst your veneers can last for a very long time, it does depend on how well you look after your veneers. 

Dental veneers require extra maintenance to keep their overall appearance. If you want your smile and confidence to stay strong and healthy, you need to look after your veneers, otherwise, the veneers will detach and fall out.

Whether you’re already a veneer patient or not, below are tips on how you can look after your veneers at home.

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Brush Your Teeth

In order for the veneers to successfully bond against your natural tooth, you must continue to brush your teeth so the veneers remain firmly in place. Brush and floss twice a day as you normally would for your natural teeth. Failing to do this can cause decay to your teeth and your veneers are at risk of detaching from your tooth.

Use Toothpaste That Protects Your Veneers

With veneers, it is important that you brush your teeth with the right toothpaste. This can also include fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay, and decay is one of the more common reasons that veneers become detached from your natural teeth. Doing so will prolong the bonding of the veneers on your teeth for a long-term smile.

Visit The Dentist

Your veneers should be regularly checked at the dentist. This is because the dentist will not only look at if your veneers are attached firmly, but will also make sure your teeth and gums remain strong, otherwise the bonding between the veneer and the tooth will detach. To avoid this from happening, always visit the dentist when requested. 

Avoid Performing Bad Habits

If you use your teeth to perform habits such as open packaging, bite your nails or grind your teeth, then this is bad news for your veneers. Bad habits are a culprit for damaging your teeth. Your natural teeth are very durable, but your veneers aren’t as strong. Therefore, avoid using your teeth for any bad habits.

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Protect From Discolouration

Dental veneers are durable from staining, but if you consume certain food and drink that contains tannins and properties that stain teeth, your veneers will eventually become darker, damaging your smile. Coffee, tea, wine, berries, and sauces are all examples of food and drink that can stain your veneers.

If you’re seeking support on how you can look after your veneers at home, contact us now for an appointment with us today!

 

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