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How To Maintain Porcelain Veneers

Now that you’ve achieved your smile makeover, how do you maintain porcelain veneers? Here are some tips for taking care of your porcelain veneers, ensuring their longevity, and that they’re always looking great.

  1. Practice Good Oral Hygiene:
    • Brush your teeth: Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to avoid damaging the veneers. Brush at least twice a day.
    • Floss regularly: Flossing helps prevent plaque buildup and keeps the area between your teeth and around the veneers clean.
  2. Avoid Staining Substances:
    • Minimize consumption of staining foods and drinks: Limit your intake of coffee, tea, red wine, and dark-colored berries, as these can stain the veneers over time.
    • Quit smoking: Smoking can also contribute to staining and discoloration of veneers.
  3. Be Mindful of Certain Foods:
    • Avoid excessive force: While veneers are durable, try to avoid biting down on hard objects or using your teeth to open packages, as this can damage the veneers.
    • Limit highly acidic foods: Acidic foods and beverages can weaken the adhesive that holds the veneers in place. Consume them in moderation.
  4. Use a Mouthguard for Protection:
    • If you play contact sports or grind your teeth at night, consider using a mouthguard to protect your veneers from potential damage.
  5. Regular Dental Check-ups:
    • Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Your dentist can assess the condition of your veneers and address any issues early on.
  6. Address Teeth Grinding:
    • If you grind your teeth, known as bruxism, discuss this with your dentist. They may recommend a night guard to protect your veneers from the effects of grinding.
  7. Promptly Address Issues:
    • If you notice any damage or changes in your veneers, such as chips or discoloration, contact your dentist promptly for an evaluation and potential repairs.

Remember that proper care and maintenance are crucial for the longevity of your porcelain veneers. Conventional porcelain veneers often last 10 to 15 years with proper care, while no-prep (Lumineers) last between 5 and 7 years. Following these guidelines can help keep your smile looking beautiful for years to come.

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