When you want to create a wonderful smile, porcelain veneers are a great and affordable option. Porcelain veneers are not only affordable, but they are also very durable. However, even though they have great durability; you will still need to properly care for them the same way you would your natural teeth.
For many people, their veneers can last up to fifteen years. However, you can get more years out of your veneers when you properly care for them. After you get your veneers at My Scottsdale Dentist in Scottsdale, the following tips are recommended to properly care for your veneers.
We all know how important oral hygiene is, but sometimes people do not put in the time and effort to care for their mouth. Your veneers will not decay, but you will have areas of your teeth that will become exposed. The areas of the teeth that become exposed will be vulnerable to decay. You should brush your veneers at least two times every day.
When deciding on the kind of toothbrush you should use to brush your veneers, you should use a soft toothbrush. Using non-abrasive toothpaste is also an important component to caring for your teeth. If you use a hard toothbrush, it can be destructive to your veneers. When you are selecting a new toothbrush, be sure to purchase one with soft bristles.
Do you have a habit of chewing on hard objects, such as pencils, pens, or ice? If you do, you should stay away from those habits because it can cause damage to your veneers. You should also avoid grinding your teeth; you should avoid doing this regardless if you have veneers or your natural teeth.
If you have a habit of drinking sodas or coffee, you should try to avoid these drinks. We understand it can be difficult to avoid these things, but if you must drink these, you should use a straw so there will be little contact with your veneers.
If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your veneers, you should not hesitate to contact Dr. Steven Poulos and Dr. Sid Stevens today.