January 25, 2017

When you want to enhance your smile, one option is porcelain veneers. These provide a way to restore a variety of teeth imperfections, including crooked, stained, chipped and gapped teeth. That is why India Hook Dental provides patients with these options as part of their services. Because veneers can be expensive, it is important to know how to take care of them for enhanced longevity.

Brush Your Teeth

Porcelain veneers might be superior in many ways to natural teeth, especially their resilience to stains; however, they do not completely safeguard your mouth from problems stemming from poor oral hygiene. In fact, just like your natural teeth, they are susceptible to plaque and tartar. Any uncovered teeth can also become susceptible to cavities and other problems. Therefore, you want to continue your regular oral hygiene routine, including:

  • Brushing twice a day
  • Flossing every day
  • Regularly visiting your dentist

Your dentist might recommend a special type of toothbrush or toothpaste to help keep your veneers clean and healthy. It is best to follow their recommendations.

Eating Food

Although your veneers will not stain, there are still some considerations to make prior to eating or drinking certain items. For one, any especially hard items might chip or crack your veneers. This is rare and happens less often than chipping regular teeth. However, you still want to be careful with opening packages with your teeth or eating hard candy.

Tooth Grinding

Although veneers are strong, they still might have an issue if you are a teeth grinder. Therefore, you might want to have a bite guard to protect your new smile while you sleep. This also can help avoid other issues that might arise due to teeth grinding, including headaches and TMJ.

Contact Us

If you are considering making a change that can drastically improve the look of your smile, contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists at India Hook Dental who specialize in cosmetic dentistry in Rock Hill, SC.



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