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Caring For Your Veneers

Woman smiling and while holding a veneerVeneers are cosmetic dental appliances meant to improve your smile. You are accountable for the care given to your veneers, just like natural teeth. Our dentist at Gresham Dental Excellence will take you through the steps to properly care for your oral health after getting veneers. You will be recommended to take care of your veneers in the following ways.

Brush Your Teeth Well

Plaque gathers on your teeth day and night. Brush your teeth twice a day to prevent plaque from gathering on your teeth and veneers. Brush for at least two minutes every time you do so.

Floss Your Teeth

There are parts of your teeth that a toothbrush cannot reach. Plaque tends to hide in such places. Floss at least once a day to remove plaque between your teeth and places the toothbrush cannot get to. It will also help the veneers be free from plaque.

Choose Toothbrush and Toothpaste Correctly

Veneers can break and chip if too much pressure is exerted on them during brushing. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush your teeth gently. Applying too much pressure doesn't make your teeth cleaner, but only destroys your veneers and the remaining enamel.

Use toothpastes that are not abrasive, because they can damage the veneers. Toothpaste with fluoride is ideal, as fluoride helps strengthen the tooth enamel. You can also use fluoride-containing mouthwash regularly, as it helps in strengthening the enamel and removing food debris from the mouth.

Chew and Bite Cautiously

Choose the foods you eat wisely since hard foods like nuts and ice, can easily break or chip veneers. Do not use your teeth like a tool to open items, as this can damage veneers. Stick to soft foods and smoothies.

Avoid Staining

Some foods and drinks cause discoloration because of their dark colors. Avoid things like coffee, tea, dark sodas, berries, and the like. If you are a smoker, consider quitting smoking and the use of tobacco since this habit causes the teeth and veneers to stain.

Take Care of Bruxism

Bruxism is the habit of grinding and clenching the teeth during sleep. It is hard to avoid this habit, as it happens when you are sleeping without your knowledge. Wear a bite guard when sleeping to reduce the stress put on your veneers that arises from grinding and clenching of teeth.

Guard Your Teeth against Trauma

If you engage in vigorous physical sports activities, try and protect your teeth from injury and trauma. You can use a mouthguard to protect your teeth and veneers during sports and other activities that may put your teeth and veneers at risk.

Maintain Regular Dental Visits

Visit our dentist at least twice a year. These dental checkups will help the dentist monitor your veneers and track down problems early enough to tackle them before they escalate. Your veneers can also get polished professionally to maintain their white appearance.

Visit Gresham Dental Excellence to get your veneers. Call our dentist at to learn how you can take care of your oral health after getting veneers.

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