How Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Recommends You Care For Your Dental Veneers
Now that you have your own set of dental veneers, chances are you feel like a brand new you. You have discovered an all-new level of confidence, and we’re excited for you! But, you have to maintain that new, stunning smile. Here are just some of the things our Houston cosmetic dentists recommend that you do in order to care for your veneers.
Clean Your Dental Veneers Like You Would Your Natural Teeth
It is a rather common misconception that once you get veneers, you don’t have to floss or brush as often because they aren’t your natural tooth anymore. The truth, however, is that you must continue to brush your teeth twice a day and floss every night. This is because, even if you only have a partial set of dental veneers, your natural teeth are still behind your veneers–they are just shaven down a bit. If you don’t maintain proper hygiene, you put yourself at risk of gum disease and recession, which, over time, will cause your veneers to chip or detach themselves.
Avoid Excessive Alcohol Consumption
If you frequently consume alcohol, there is a risk that you will soften the dental glue that keeps your veneers in place. This can make your veneers and your teeth prone to damage and stains, meaning your investment has gone to waste.
Use The Right Toothpaste When Brushing Your Dental Veneers
Many toothpaste brands utilize ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide or baking soda, and while these ingredients work well to clean and whiten your natural teeth, they are far too rough for your veneers. They can easily scratch and scrub away the surface of your dental veneers, which will cause them to lose their color and shine. For the most part, gel toothpastes are a safe alternative, as they do not include these ingredients.
Don’t Skip Your Dental Checkups
Most importantly, you must continue to attend your dental cleanings twice a year. This helps us ensure you always take good care of your veneers, your overall health is good, and allows us to complete a deep cleaning of your teeth.
Contact Our Houston Cosmetic Dentists Today
If you would like us to check in on your veneers, or if you are in need of a dental cleaning, please book an appointment today so that we can help you maintain good oral hygiene habits and protect your smile.