Aftercare regime – how to care for dental veneers
Dental veneers are a quick and effective way to transform your smile. To ensure that they last long, you must follow the aftercare regime. The most common query asked to our experts from the people undergoing veneer treatment is – how to care for dental veneers. To answer this, we have come up with the dos and don’ts of veneer treatment. So, if you are also someone undergoing or planning for veneers and want to know how to care for dental veneers, read the information provided below – brought to you by Cosmecare Dentistry Dental Clinic, Chembur.
What to avoid after veneer placement?
It is essential to know the dos and donts after veneer placement. Let us discuss the things you should avoid first.
Dark colored food
While it is unnecessary to avoid staining food items completely, it is always a good idea to have them in moderation. You can consume tea and coffee with the help of a straw if you can’t refrain from it. You should also rinse your mouth after eating dark-colored food items.
Hard food items
Biting onto hard food items like raw fruits and vegetables can crack or chip off your veneers. It is advisable to consume them after cutting them into small pieces. Using your teeth to bite onto pens or pencils is also a habit to be avoided. If you are into contact sports, a mouthguard is suggested to give extra protection to your veneers.
Using teeth as tools
Avoid using teeth as tools to open packages, as it may put extra pressure on your veneers. Extra pressure on the veneers can cause them to break or chip off. Avoiding these habits for the long life of your veneers is always suggested.
Skipping dental hygiene
Some people think that once the veneers are placed, it is not important to maintain your dental hygiene as the veneers are caries-resistant. However, it is important to understand that though veneers are resistant to caries, the teeth underneath them are still susceptible to tooth decay. To maintain a long life of veneers, keeping the natural teeth in good health is essential.
Teeth grinding or bruxism is another parafunctional habit that needs attention for a longer life of veneers. Bruxism is known for its detrimental effects on natural teeth and temporomandibular joint. It has proven to cause damage to veneers in the long run. If you have teeth clenching, it is suggested that you get it treated by our experts at Cosmecare Dentistry Dental Clinic, Chembur.
How to care for dental veneers
Brushing and flossing regularly will help you maintain good oral hygiene. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush in a circular motion for optimum cleaning. Use a nonabrasive toothpaste to avoid damage from the abrasive content. Flossing once daily will help you clean the interdental surfaces well.
Visiting our team for regular follow-ups is also important to notice any early signs of damage. Regular monitoring will help take prompt actions and maintain veneers in good health for a longer time.