Your Teeth and Dental Veneers

Published on December 23, 2016

If you aren’t happy with the appearance of your teeth, don’t forget to consider the benefits of dental veneers. Veneers are thin shells placed over your natural teeth. These shells are made to match the color of your teeth and to cover imperfections such as gaps, chips, and spots on your pearly whites. While your veneers are strong and built to last, there are a few things you should do to care for them.

You should brush and floss your teeth just like you do regularly. However, please remember that when it comes to brushing, quality is at least as important as quantity. Every time you brush, please remember to start in a different area. Doing so can help you reach areas you might miss otherwise. You should also remember to brush in circular motions.

However, when you brush your teeth, please use non-abrasive toothpaste. Some toothpastes often have particles of silica or calcium carbonate, which can damage veneers. We recommend using toothpastes designed for sensitive teeth that omit these ingredients. You can also consider visiting our dentist to discuss the type of toothpaste that could work best for you.

Finally, please remember that you shouldn’t bite down on ice, pens, or metal. Doing so can crack your veneers. If you’d like to learn more about how you can care for your veneers, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today. Our team is excited to hear from you soon!