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 insure 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 faces of the veneers with a soft bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste to help maintain their polished appearance.
When you are eating, try to remember that your natural tooth enamel is going to be harder 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 it is good to get in the habit of cutting these foods into into chunks and popping them into your mouth, rather than bite them off.
If you have questions about the best way to maintain your new dental veneers, please feel free to call us at 210-761-5452 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you maintain your new appealing smile for many years to come.