Porcelain Veneers: How To Care For Them
Taking good care of your porcelain veneers is essential for a beautiful smile. The dentists at our practice ensure that you understand what you should do after getting veneers, as well as how to maintain good oral health afterward. In regards to veneers, they are distinct from natural teeth, hence they require a similar treatment.
To maintain the health of your porcelain veneers, the Peoria Dentist recommends following these instructions.
Maintain a two-minute oral hygiene regimen twice a day
It is recommended that fluoride toothpaste be used twice daily by the American Dental Association. Fluoride is well known for its beneficial effects on oral health, and it occurs naturally in the environment as well. Many municipalities provide fluoridated drinking water to reduce tooth decay.
For thorough cleaning, brush all teeth, including those with porcelain veneers, for two minutes. Brushing your back teeth with one foot out the door makes it harder to reach plaque on the back teeth. Rushing often causes people to develop cavities in their back teeth.
Floss at least once a day.
Plaque quickly hides behind dental veneers or natural tooth structures where toothbrush bristles cannot reach. In order to prevent dental plaque from building up between teeth and along the gum line, flossing once a day is essential. Flossing helps keep your teeth clean and healthy so that your next dental cleaning and exam won’t be unpleasant because cavities won’t form between teeth.
Make sure you use fluoride mouthwash every day.
If you have dental veneers, a fluoride mouth rinse will strengthen the enamel on your remaining teeth. If you rinse your mouth after brushing and flossing, you are removing plaque and food particles left behind from brushing and flossing. The dentists at our practice can help you choose the right brand for you.
Limit your intake of sweets.
Have you ever felt fuzzy or rough when brushing your teeth? Your teeth will likely be left with dental plaque if you do so. As a result of sugar consumption, plaque produces acid which causes cavities. After eating sugary foods, plaque may be more noticeable on your teeth.
The labels of foods you buy are crucial because many foods we consider “healthy” are actually bad for our teeth. Sugar can be found in some yogurt flavors, for example. Sport drinks contain a lot of sugar, which is often unknown to the average consumer. Sugary foods and drinks should be limited to prevent oral health problems.
Instead of chewing ice, use your teeth as tools
Porcelain veneers are not indestructible, despite their durability. In addition to chipping veneers, chewing ice is likely to ruin a person’s smile. Popcorn kernels, hard candies, and other foods that can chip your veneers should also be avoided.
Using your teeth as tools is also not a good idea. Using your teeth to pry off a bottle cap can damage your dental veneers.
Six-monthly dental visits are recommended.
The best way to protect your oral health is to get your teeth cleaned and examined every six months. During a teeth cleaning, a dental hygienist will gently scrape plaque and tartar off your teeth. Our dentists also closely monitor your porcelain veneers during these appointments.
Maintaining healthy teeth and gums after the veneer procedure requires maintaining an oral hygiene routine. It is important to maintain good dental habits, such as brushing twice a day, in order to prevent cavities and gum disease. Porcelain veneers are more likely to last longer if your teeth are healthy.
Make an appointment with us
Please do not hesitate to contact Sunrise Dental Peoria AZ if you have any questions. We are happy to help you improve your oral health or your well-being. The top priority of our team is maintaining a healthy smile for a lifetime!
If you’re interested in porcelain veneers, call Sunrise Dental at 623-487-4870 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carson Stroyan.