3 Tips for Caring for Your Veneers

6 January 2017
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

Getting veneers for you teeth can be an amazing way to get the gorgeous smile that you have always wanted. However, in order to keep your veneers looking and feeling like you want them to, you are going to need to take care of them. This article is going to discuss three tips for caring for your veneers.

Have Your Veneers Professionally Cleaned 

One thing that you are going to need to do is have your veneers professionally cleaned by your dentist a few different times each year. During this cleaning, the veneers are each going to be thoroughly cleaned and then inspected to see what kind of condition they are in. At this point, any repairs will be made, such as repairs to chips or cracks. Your dentist is then going to apply a polish to your veneers that helps to protect them and keep them looking shiny. The reasons why you are going to need these cleaning multiple times each year is so that any damage to your veneers can be inspected and fixed before they get worse.

Get a Mouth Guard If You Grind Your Teeth

If you know that you are someone who grinds your teeth, you are going to want to protect your veneers, especially while you are sleeping, since this is the time when you are going to grind your teeth the most. If you were to grind your veneers each night, you would greatly risk chipping, cracking, or otherwise breaking your veneers. One of the most effective ways to stop yourself from grinding your teeth is by using a mouth guard. A mouth guard is going to effectively protect your top and bottom veneers when you attempt to grind your teeth in the night.

Use a Soft-Bristled Toothbrush

The most delicate part of your veneers is going to be the polish that is placed on them. This polish is very important to keeping your veneers protected and looking good. However, because it is placed on the surface of the veneers, it is the most likely to be worn down and damaged. One way that you can damage the polish on your veneers is when you brush them. However, you can greatly reduce the amount of damage that you cause to the veneers while brushing by using a soft-bristled toothbrush. The soft bristles are going to effectively clean your veneers without being too abrasive and accidentally removing some of the polish. 

Make an appointment with a dentistry such as Leidenheimer Dental Group Inc to get another checkup.