Your new dental veneers represent a serious investment in giving you the white and even smile you have always wanted. Adapting some new everyday habits will help ensure that they provide you with your ideal smile for many years to come.
Even though the porcelain veneers are not vulnerable to tooth decay, they will still need to be included in your daily oral hygiene regimen. Be sure you brush and floss all of your teeth twice per day. If possible, try to brush the surfaces of the veneers with a soft bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste to help maintain their polished appearance.
When you are eating, be careful because your natural tooth enamel is tougher than the porcelain biting edge of the veneer. Biting down on hard and crunchy foods can cause minor chips in the biting edge of one or more veneers. You can still eat hard, crunchy foods, but you should cut these foods into chunks and pop them into your mouth, rather than bite them off.
For more information about maintaining your new dental veneers, please feel free to call us at 301-663-5552 to schedule an appointment. We are so excited to serve you and your radiant smile!