When you’ve got a sparkling set of new veneers, you want to keep them in check for as long as possible. Here are 3 top tips to help you protect your veneers:
- Maintain good oral hygiene: it’s not possible for your dental veneers to decay, but it’s essential to take good care of your natural teeth, even when you have veneers. Brush twice a day for at least 2 minutes each time, and make sure you devote time to each quadrant of the mouth. Be gentle to avoid damaging your veneers.
- See your dentist: even when you have veneers, it’s really important to make sure that you see your dentist on a regular basis. Your dentist will check your veneers and your natural teeth and gums when you have an appointment, so don’t wait longer than 6-9 months to make an appointment for a check-up.
- Avoiding chips and staining: you want to keep your veneers looking fabulous for as long as possible, so try and avoid anything that could damage or stain your veneers. Some veneers are stain-resistant, but others will become discoloured if you drink wine, coffee or tea on a regular basis or you’re a fan of cola, dark berries or foods like soy sauce. Avoid hard foods which could chip your veneers. Examples include boiled sweets and popcorn kernels.
If you need any more tips or advice about keeping your veneers in tiptop condition, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our dental team will be happy to help!