Flossing is an essential part of a strong oral routine to protect your teeth from dental plaque build-up. Food debris can become stuck in and around the teeth and flossing, along with brushing, will protect the health of your smile.
Although. what is the case for porcelain veneers? Veneers are placed on the front surface of your natural teeth to transform your smile, dubbed the “Hollywood” look. In order to keep the porcelain veneers shining through, you need to care for them on a daily basis to avoid oral infections.
Yes, this includes flossing with porcelain veneers. You may be surprised to know that flossing with veneers is perfectly ok to do. Looking after your teeth behidn the veneers is important.
Dental veneers are very durable and are unlikely to decay, but your natural teeth are. Therefore, you need to ensure that you continue to floss behind the veneers in order to prevent cavities or infections from forming.
How Can I Safely Floss Around My Veneers?
When flossing around your veneers, it is important that you do not disturb the bonding material between your natural teeth and the veneers themselves. When safely flossing around your veneers, gently wrap the film around your fingers and gently slide the film of floss in between your teeth in a forward and backwards motion. Curve the floss around your tooth just over the gum tissue. Although, it is important that you do not irritate the gum tissue too much. Keep the contact on the gum tissue minimal.
Are You Struggling With Flossing Around Your Veneers?
Some patients struggle to floss owing to the veneers being too close together. If this is a case for you, luckily, there are other ways in which you ensure your mouth stays clean around your porcelain veneers.
- Invest In A Water Flosser – A water flosser can help you remove any stuck food from your teeth. It’s a handheld oral care device that directs a stream of water in between your teeth and gums. It is also powerful enough to remove dental plaque as well. If you cannot use flossing film, a water flosser is equally as effective.
- Visit The Dentist – Another way to resolve the problem of not beign able to floss is to visit the dentist for a check-up and clean. You may be fearful of disturbing the bonding, or you prefer not to floss to avoid anything from happening to your smile. The dental bonding could also obstruct the space in between your teeth. It’ll need removing by the dentist.
Are you seeking support with flossing around your veneers? Or you simply want a teeth clean? Get in touch here for an appointment today.