Tips and Tricks for Veneer Care
Veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are placed on the upper, front teeth to treat tooth imperfections: stains, chips, cracks, minor spacing and minor misalignment. Veneers may be the answer to your dental problems, but you need to remember that maintenance is the key to making veneers long-lasting.
Use a Soft-Bristle Brush
Although veneers don’t stain like the natural surface of teeth, that doesn’t mean brushing should become less important. You still need to brush the teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. You must follow this daily routine.
Remember the technique you are using to clean the teeth and gumline. Position the brush at a 45-degree angle, and always use a soft-bristle brush. Hard bristles can be harsh on veneers and gum tissue.
What You Should Remember When Flossing
A majority of patients push flossing to the side, but that’s a bad move. Floss gets between the teeth to stimulate the gumline and remove bacteria and food lodged into hard-to-reach areas. We recommend you floss at least once a day, and when you do, remember to be gentle.
Start on one side of the mouth and work your way over until the floss has reached between every tooth. Remember to be careful when flossing between veneers. Yanking floss in and out of the teeth can irritate the gum tissue and put too much force on teeth and dental materials (veneers).
Keeping Your Dental Checkups
The process of getting veneers placed also requires post-treatment checkups. We will want to ensure the veneers look, feel and fit your mouth.
We encourage patients to tell us if they have any concerns.
Are you taking care of your veneers in North Kentucky? Call our dentist office at (859) 442-8200 for assistance.