Dental veneers are a fantastic solution for various dental problems. They can improve your teeth without giving off a fake appearance. However, dental veneers also tend to be quite expensive and if you don't want to spend a lot of money on getting them replaced every now and then, you need to properly take care of them and maintain them. Keep reading to find out how.
Practice Good Oral Hygiene Habits
As with all other procedures and situations, practicing good oral hygiene habits is the key. Don't forget to brush twice a day, preferably after every meal, and flossing. Doing so will help keep away any bacteria and germs that could harm your gums as well as keep your veneers clean and shiny.
Floss with Care
Flossing is important but when you have veneers on, it is even more important to floss with care. The motion of flossing between your teeth can sometimes be too strong or abrasive and that can cause the veneers to chip or break. Once they break, you can't repair them and will have to get a replacement.
Avoid Grinding Your Teeth
You should also avoid grinding your teeth as that can also put too much pressure on the veneers and cause them to chip or break. Similarly, you don't need to watch what you eat too much, but avoiding chewing hard foods can help prevent damage to the veneers.
Use the Right Toothpaste
You should use the right toothpaste. Certain toothpastes can be too abrasive for the veneers and affect their durability and life.
The most important thing you should do is visit your dentist regularly. They will be much better informed and skilled at catching any problems within your veneers and suggesting care and treatment options.
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