Ins and Outs of Porcelain Veneer Care
Porcelain veneers are one of the most beautiful ways to restore your teeth. They offer natural-looking results that can brighten a dull smile, cover cosmetic flaws and perfect cracked, chipped, crooked or worn teeth within just a few dental visits. The best way to protect your veneers and your investment is with proper care.
1. Brush and floss carefully.
Porcelain cannot be damaged by bacteria, but plaque and tartar can destroy the tooth structure that supports the veneer. Keeping your teeth clean is great insurance against tooth decay and cavities. Brush and floss properly using a soft toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste.
2. Avoid excess exposure to alcohol.
Alcohol can weaken the bond between the veneer and the tooth. This applies not just to alcoholic beverages, but also mouthwash containing alcohol. You can still enjoy a glass of wine in the evening; just try to avoid excessive indulgence.
3. Do not use your teeth as tools.
Many people use their teeth to open packages. This is hard on your teeth and your jaws, but it can also destroy your veneers. Use scissors or other tools as needed. You also need to avoid biting or chewing on anything that is extremely hard or chewy, such as ice, nuts and caramels.
Regular checkups are essential for professional cleaning and so that we can monitor the health of your teeth and the status of your veneers. Call our dentist, Dr. Robert Mondavi, today to find out more or to schedule your consultation with our team.
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