Top Tips to Protect Your Veneer

By 26th October 2017Cosmetic Dentistry, Veneers

Veneers are a very popular type of modern cosmetic dental treatment. These ultra-fine, light tooth-shaped shells, which are made from ceramic, are designed to create stunning smiles. Whether you have aesthetic issues or you dream of a perfect new smile, veneers could be the answer. If you do choose to have veneers, it’s important to look after them to keep your smile looking flawless for as long as possible. Here are some top tips to help you care for your new smile:

Check in with your dentist

Regular dental checks are essential for good oral health, but they’re also important to keep your smile looking fabulous. When you have a routine dental appointment, your dentist will have a good look at your veneers, give them a clean, and ensure that everything looks perfect. If you haven’t been to the dentist in the last 6 months, give us a call and make an appointment now!

Brush up on your cleaning skills

When you clean your teeth, you remove food debris and bacteria from your mouth, but you also polish the surface of your teeth, and this helps to keep your smile looking healthy and bright. Make sure you brush for 2 minutes every morning and evening and set a timer to ensure you’re doing a thorough job. Avoid brushing too hard, as this can damage your enamel or your veneers.

Avoid hard foods

Your diet can have an impact on your oral health and it can also put you at greater risk of dental injuries. If you’re eating very hard foods, such as boiled sweets, for example, you could chip a tooth or one of your veneers if you have a full set of veneers. It’s also important to resist the temptation to use your teeth to open bottles or bite off labels or anything else they’re not really designed to do!

If you have veneers and you’re keen to keep them in tip-top condition for as long as possible, hopefully these tips will come in handy! Call us today if you have any more questions or queries and we’ll be happy to help.