Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are an effective way to create a dazzling, beautiful smile. Although remarkably durable, veneers still need diligent care and attention in order to sustain their longevity. By establishing good habits now, you can help your veneers stay beautiful for years to come.
If you have porcelain veneers, our Cincinnati cosmetic dentist offers the following tips to help you properly care for your new smile.
- Maintain good oral hygiene. Porcelain veneers don’t decay, but the exposed teeth around them are still susceptible to problems. Brushing and flossing everyday are key activities to increasing the lifespan of your veneers.
- Maintain your check-up schedule. Regular dental check-ups help keep your teeth and gums healthy. They also allow your dentist to monitor your veneers and address any complications that might arise.
- Avoid foods and drinks that can stain your teeth. Although veneers are highly stain-resistant, things like coffee and red wine can stain the adhesive used to bond the veneers to your teeth. This can cause darkness and yellowing around the edges of your veneers.
- Commit to a smoke-free lifestyle. Smoking also causes discoloration along the edge of your veneers. In addition to the health benefits of staying tobacco-free, avoiding smoking will keep your veneers looking their best.
If you live in the Dayton, Mason or Cincinnati areas and are considering porcelain veneers, contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry today by completing the form on this page or calling (513) 234-5531 to schedule an appointment.