Way to go! You’ve chosen veneers to give you the smile you have always wanted. Now it’s time to consider the techniques to keep those veneers looking shiny and new. Dr. Mark Civin in Palm Beach Gardens has many tips for keeping your smile perfect. Caring for your veneers at home is not much different than caring for your natural teeth. At routine dental appointments, a hygienist may use a different polishing paste that is uniquely made for veneers. Other techniques are discussed below.
The Role You Play in Your Oral Health and Habits
Keeping up with oral health at home is very important for not just veneers but for your regular teeth, as well. Tobacco, wine, soda, and other unhealthy food/drink choices can stain your veneers over time. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss once a day. This will help remove plaque from your teeth and your veneers. If plaque is not removed, your new teeth may suffer from decay over time. Try to limit between-meal snacks that are sugary and can add extra fuel for tooth decay. Quitting snacks and tobacco is not only good for teeth but for your overall bodily health, as well.
Visiting our office annually for cleanings and checkups is just as important with veneers. You should visit the dentist twice a year for cleanings and check-ups. Your teeth will be less prone to cavities and other problems. It will also give the dentist an opportunity to keep up on the care and maintenance of your porcelain veneers. Any potential complications can be dealt with before they damage the dental veneers in any way.
The Advantages of Using a Sonic Toothbrush
Vibrating sonic toothbrushes are a first-rate toothbrush when it comes to ultimate veneer care. Sonic toothbrushes are safe and gentle on your veneers and contain soft bristles that vibrate. The goal of the toothbrush is to clean and polish both your normal teeth and your veneers or bonding. We recommend considering a vibrating sonic toothbrush for the fundamental care of your veneers.
Contact our Palm Beach Gardens office today to learn more about veneer care or any other questions and concerns you may have.