Even though the porcelain material your new dental veneers are made from are not subject to tooth decay, they will still require some basic maintenance tips. By cleaning them regularly as part of your daily oral hygiene routine, you ensure that they will provide you with a great smile for a long time to come.
The dental veneers are only fitted over the front of your teeth. These teeth will still need to be brushed and flossed twice a day as part of your regular oral hygiene routine, to prevent tooth decay in the natural enamel.
When you sit down to for meal, it’s important to keep in mind that your natural tooth enamel is significantly harder that porcelain biting edge of your dental veneers. Try to get in the habit of cutting hard foods or crunchy foods into chunks and popping them into your mouth, rather than biting into them.
The natural enamel of your teeth is more receptive to stains than the porcelain of your dental veneers. If you have premolars or other teeth that are partially visible in your smile and you enjoy dark foods and beverages or use tobacco, they could stain in a way that is noticeable compared to the white veneers.
If you have questions about the best way to maintain your new dental veneers, you should call VIP Smiles at 801-776-3000 to schedule an appointment.