Keeping Your Mouth Clean Helps Veneers Last Longer
Posted on 11/9/2020 by Ranches Family Dental
Porcelain veneers look beautiful and can definitely enhance a person's smile. However, to keep them looking beautiful, you need to practice a regimen of good oral hygiene. Otherwise, you won't receive the full benefits of the veneers. Veneers that are cleaned daily last almost twice as long as veneers that do not receive this type of attention.
Why It Pays to Take Care of Your Veneers
If you don't brush and floss your veneers and teeth daily, you increase the risk of dental decay, especially behind the veneers. When this happens, the veneer will begin to lose its hold or separate from the tooth it is covering. Therefore, keeping your mouth clean will ensure that your veneers will last longer and prevent the occurrence of decay. Keeping the mouth clean by scraping or brushing the tongue will also increase the duration of your veneers. When you take a proactive approach to dental care, you will enhance your smile and preserve your restorations for a longer time.
How Teeth Brushing Increases the Stability of Veneers
Because veneers are super thin porcelain shells, they are delicate, yet reliable, provided your brush every day. Brushing is necessary, as it reduces any chance of staining and prevents decay and infection – both of which can impact the staying power of your veneers. When brushing your restorations, gently yet thoroughly clean them. Don't use too much force, as doing so can loosen the porcelain coverings. When flossing between the veneers, also be gentle. Keep them clear of the plaque that produces tartar and increases your chances of gum disease.
Veneers really do look great, provided you follow a daily dental routine. If you would like to know more about the restorations, give us a call today. We can answer all your questions and help you enhance your smile with these innovative restorations. If you have gaps in your smile, or chips or cracks, or your front teeth need whitening, find out if veneers may be the right solution for you.