Protect Your Investment And Keep Your Smile Bright - Taking Care Of Porcelain Veneers

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Feeling unsure about yourself and lacking confidence in your smile can be a major impediment to getting through life. Luckily, a large number of options exist for improving the look of your teeth while simultaneously making them stronger than ever. These improvements, though, rely on your ability to take care of them and protect the improvements.

Below, you'll find a guide to some tips for caring for your porcelain veneers. With these suggestions in mind, you can be sure that the steps you've taken won't be in vain and you can have the confidence to know that you can face the world head on with a bright, bold smile.

Avoid Chewing

Many people would be shocked to find out how often they have something in their mouth. Idly chewing on pens, biting your finger nails, or any of a number of other bad chewing habits tend to be done totally subconsciously. They are not, however, without consequences.

Excessive chewing on hard objects that aren't meant to be chewed on can cause serious damage to your new veneers. You should do your best to be conscious of putting things in your mouth, and you should also consider sucking on more breath mints or seeking out other solutions that will keep you orally occupied.

Avoid Stains

Having a vice isn't a sign that you're a bad person, but it can be a major risk factor in veneer maintenance. Coffee, tobacco, wine, and other treats can all leave a residue that stains your newly repaired teeth. These indulgences can pose a serious threat to your ability to get the most out of your bright smile.

You should make a concerted effort to cut back if you're a frequent user of common stain producing substances. Not only will you risk discoloring your veneers, but the high acid content can also break down the bonding and run the risk of damaging the permanence of your improvements.

Maintain Good Brushing Habits

While dental veneers require some special care, you can also take basic oral hygiene steps in order to guarantee that your mouth remains strong and bright. Perhaps the most important thing you can do to maintain long-term veneer care is to brush your teeth twice a day and make a proactive effort to keep them clean. Veneers are not an insignificant improvement or a minor change, so you need to be prepared to put in the work to guarantee your smile stays bright well into the future.

For more information, contact David Jackson, DDS or a similar dental professional.


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