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How To Take Care Of Your Houston Cosmetic Dental Veneers

Have you recently completed your dental veneers treatment at our Houston cosmetic dentist? Now that you have a bright, beautiful smile you feel confident showing off, it is time to discuss how to maintain that smile for years to come. In this blog post, we will discuss our Houston cosmetic dentist’s recommendations for taking the best possible care of your porcelain veneers.

Adequately Clean Your Houston Cosmetic Dental Veneers

Similar to the best way to take care of your natural teeth so they stay healthy, cleaning your veneers every day is also critical to their health and the health of the rest of your mouth. It is a common misunderstanding that once your veneers are in place, you don’t have to floss or brush them as much or as often because your dental veneers are not your natural teeth. 

In truth, your natural teeth are still there; they are just behind the porcelain veneer shell, which is why you must continue to keep up with proper hygiene. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day with a gel toothpaste that doesn’t have baking soda or hydrogen peroxide and floss every night so you don’t put yourself at risk of gum disease or recession. Doing so will prevent your dental veneers from chipping or detaching themselves. 

Avoid Excessive Consumption Of Alcohol

Although it is okay to drink alcohol in moderation, alcohol is acidic, so drinking it excessively tends to soften the cement that keeps your dental veneers in place and then stains your teeth, which defeats the purpose of your initial investment in dental veneers.

Visit Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Twice A Year For Your Dental Veneer Check-Up

In addition to following the aforementioned advice, our Houston dentist also recommends you visit our office every six months so we can check up on your dental health, as well as the integrity of your porcelain veneers. This will help us help you prolong the life of your dental veneers so you can confidently smile for many years to come. If you have yet to come in for your dental cleaning, please book an appointment with our Houston cosmetic dentist.