Congratulations! You've chosen to invest in porcelain veneers and now you're enjoying the benefits of your new smile. Now that you're smiling with confidence again, you'll want to learn how to maintain your veneers in Amherst. Here are 3 helpful tips on how to make the most of your new smile.
Consistent Brushing and Flossing
Good oral hygiene is the foundation of taking care of your teeth and your new veneers. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss at least once. Be sure to use a soft-bristle toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste when brushing your new veneers in order to avoid damaging them. Dr. Edwards can recommend the ideal products for your needs.
Avoid Clenching and Grinding Your Teeth
Also known as bruxism, clenching and grinding your teeth can definitely shorten the life of your veneers as well as causing other damage to your teeth. Bruxism typically happens while you sleep, so if you suffer from it, Dr. Edwards may recommend a night guard to wear at night to protect your veneers from wear or damage. Night guards are comfortable and easy to wear and they'll help protect your veneers for chipping, fractures, or wear.
Routine Checkups and Cleanings
Visiting Dr. Edwards for your routine six-month check-ups is important to ensure the health of your veneers. He'll screen you for issues such as gum disease and tooth decay which could be detrimental to the longevity of your veneers. Detecting these concerns early on will allow you to treat these issues with effectively with less invasive procedures.
Our hygienist will clean and polish your teeth, which will help keep the sparkle and brightness of your veneers. We can also recommend tips and techniques for proper brushing and flossing so you can make the most of your routine at home.
Contact our office with any questions you may have about your veneers, and to schedule your next appointment.