Dental veneers are a beautiful addition to anyone’s smile according to the experts here at Monroe Family Dentistry. They provide a brighter, whiter, put together smile with a short procedure that is performed. There are many things, however, that you should not do when you have dental veneers. This is because they can break, stain or fall out. It is important to speak with your cosmetic dentist regarding the veneers you’ve had put in to find out what specific things you shouldn’t do when you have them.
What You Shouldn’t Do When You Have Dental Veneers
One of the best things about veneers is that they do not stain as normal teeth would. Even after drinking red wine, coffee or tea. The porcelain that the veneers are made out of are not porous like teeth, so they do not hold the stains that are commonly seen on teeth after consuming these products. However, some staining is likely to occur after five or more years of having the veneers.
Use a soft-bristled electric toothbrush when you have veneers. This is to ensure that the veneers are properly brushed, but not too hard, as a hard bristled brush causes abrasions. Additionally, when brushing, never use a toothpaste that has baking soda in it. This can be abrasive to the veneer. Always brush in a circular motion, never in a back and forth motion.
Cavities can form under the veneers. This is why it is important to rinse your mouth out after eating sugary foods. Additionally, staying away from sugary drinks and other items can help your veneers last longer and reduce the chances of cavities forming on your natural teeth.
Speak with a Cosmetic Dentist Here at Monroe Family Dentistry
It is important to speak with a cosmetic dentist here at Monroe Family Dentistry in NC regarding veneers that you’d like to have. Give us a call today to find out more and to find out which options we recommend most.