Your dental veneers have made your smile beautiful again. Great! Now, you’re going to want to keep them looking good.
In order to do that, it’s important to care for them properly. Here’s what you’ll need to do:
1. Brush and Floss Regularly
This is the most important part about maintaining your new dental veneers. Now, if you had bad brushing and flossing habits before, this is the time to ditch those old behaviors.
Brush and floss at least twice a day. Three times a day is even better. This is the biggest mistake that people make, so be sure to make a point of this.
2. Be Mindful
It’s important to understand that your veneers might not be quite as sturdy as your old teeth. Things that were bad for your teeth before, like opening a beer bottle with your teeth or tearing open a bag with your teeth, are especially bad now.
Go easy on your veneers; don’t do anything that you know you shouldn’t do.
3. Avoid Grinding
Grinding your teeth is bad for your teeth, and can be bad for veneers as well. Some patients have been known to grind so hard they pop their veneers off in their sleep.
However, most people can’t help themselves; it happens during sleep, subconsciously. If you know this is a problem, tell our staff about this. We can make a mouth guard to fit you that will prevent your grinding from damaging your new veneers.