Caring For Your Dental Veneers
With new dental technology expanding every day fixing stained and chipped teeth has become a relatively inexpensive and straightforward procedure. Dentists are now applying dental veneers which are of high-quality and expertly fitted can be an extremely effective form of cosmetic dentistry. Follow these few simple steps listed below, and your dental veneers will look beautiful and last for years.
Choose Your Toothbrush and Toothpaste Wisely
If you are used to using and stiff bristled toothbrush and abrasive toothpaste to remove your unwanted stains on your teeth, STOP! You do not want to damage the dental veneer surface, so a soft toothbrush and milder toothpaste are recommended.
Watch What You Eat and Drink
Certain foods and drinks such as wine and coffee are known to stain teeth. While dental veneers are formulated to be stain resistant your natural teeth are not stained resistant. As your teeth become discolored and the veneers stay white the difference in color can be quite noticeable.
Be careful when eating hard foods and candies cracking can occur.
Consuming too much alcohol can soften the bonding composites. Bonding composites hold the veneers to the teeth. This does not necessarily mean the veneers will come loose, it means they can become prone to deterioration, damage, and stains. As with drinking alcohol when purchasing mouthwash make sure the mouthwash you choose does not contain alcohol.
Stop Bad Habits
Many of us have developed bad habits that we have been doing since childhood like chewing on a pencil. In general, these habits are not good for your teeth and can be particularly damaging to dental veneers since they are a bit more fragile than natural tooth enamel. Another bad habit is teeth grinding. Many grind theirs at night. If so, it is recommended to wear a night guard.
Be Careful When Involved In Physical Activities
Even though dental veneers are generally durable, that can be prone to cracks and chipping. If you are playing a contact sport be sure to wear a mouth guard
Maintain Good Dental Hygiene
As you do not want to neglect your natural teeth is essential never to overlook your dental veneers. Even though dental veneers are generally low maintenance regular dental check-ups are always recommended, preferably two per year. A dentist will know if you are developing gum and mouth infections which can affect the state of your veneers. They will be able to find small cracks and chips and address them before they get worse.
Please note that dental veneers do not last forever. Looking after them with a periodical cleaning and polishing can keep them looking beautiful and lasting for many years.
Looking For The Best Dental Veneer Dentist
Dr. Paul Feldman at Suburban Essex Dental is here to help you regarding new dental veneers or to help you maintain your existing veneers. Dr. Paul Feldman is consistently rated in the NJ Monthly for “Top Dentists”, He has been for the past 7 years and still going strong. Contact Suburban Essex Dental for a consultation or to set up an appointment. The office is located in West Orange, NJ in Essex County.