How to Maintain Your Porcelain Veneers: Tips and Tricks

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 ID: 2247522611Porcelain veneers can transform your smile. They provide a beautiful and natural-looking solution for various dental imperfections. However, as with natural teeth, porcelain veneers need proper care and oral hygiene to ensure their longevity. 

Fortunately, a few simple and straightforward strategies will keep your veneers in fantastic condition. Here are the top tips and tricks for maintaining your porcelain veneers. 

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Just like natural teeth, porcelain veneers benefit from regular brushing and flossing. You can use a soft-bristled toothbrush and clean the surface of your veneers. Flossing can remove plaque or food particles from between your teeth and veneers, preventing decay and gum disease.

Avoid Staining Agents

Porcelain veneers resist staining, but certain substances can cause discoloration over time. Limit your consumption of staining agents such as coffee, tea, red wine, and foods like berries and tomato sauce. If you consume staining agents, rinse your mouth with water afterward to minimize their effects.

Wear A Mouthguard

If you frequently clench your teeth, wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard can help protect your porcelain veneers from damage. Grinding or clenching can lead to chipping, cracking, or even dislodging the veneers. You need to address this habit to preserve your smile's appearance.

Avoid Biting On Hard Objects

Porcelain veneers are durable but not indestructible. Do not bite on hard objects such as ice or fingernails. These hard objects can chip or fracture the veneers. Similarly, do not use your veneers as tools to open packages or bite into hard foods.

Attend Regular Dental Check-Ups

Regular dental check-ups are mandatory for maintaining the health and appearance of your porcelain veneers. Your dentist can assess their condition, address any concerns or issues, and provide professional cleaning to keep them looking their best.

Schedule Your Porcelain Veneer Consultation at Dr. Greenhalgh's Clinic 

By following these veneer care tips and tricks, you can ensure your veneers work and look their best for many years. If you’re interested in veneers for yourself or would like more information on maintaining porcelain veneers, send us a message or call us at 303-988-9060 to book your dental exam in Lakewood, CO.