Cosmetic dentistry, such as the use of porcelain veneers, can drastically improve your smile, self-confidence, and overall appearance. Orthodontic braces can assist in treating misalignment issues like gaps, crowding, etc., but who needs the embarrassment and hassle – and who has that kind of time? The faster solution is veneers. With them, you can get a radiant, perfect smile in no time.
It is important, however, if your dentist provides you with porcelain veneers, that you care for them properly. This way, they’ll last a long time and look great.
Do you currently have porcelain veneers? Are you thinking about getting them? It’s time to start talking about maintaining porcelain veneers properly.
Fortunately, we can recommend the top cosmetic dentist in all of New York City to either assist you with your first porcelain veneers or replace old veneers that are no longer attractive or functional. More on that later.
First, let’s talk about keeping the porcelain veneers you have, or will have, looking new through proper maintenance.
Regular Dental Visits
One would think this would go without saying, and hopefully, you’re already visiting your dentist on a regular basis. But once you have porcelain veneers, it becomes even more important not to miss out on any of your scheduled dental visits.
Bad Habits Must Be Kicked to the Curb
There are many bad habits that end up being rough on your teeth. Included in these are the use of tobacco products, drinking or eating foods that stain your teeth, and more. The sooner you give up habits such as these, the better your chances of keeping those veneers beautiful longer – not to mention avoiding health concerns you could potentially develop.
Know Which Foods Are Harmful
You could cause cracks and chips by chewing on hard candy or ice, as an example.
Try to stay away from certain food dyes, blueberries, wine, tea, or coffee. If you do partake in these foods and beverages, be sure to brush your teeth right away. Whereas these won’t affect your veneers, they may stain your natural teeth and then you’ll have a problem with tooth color/veneer color that doesn’t match.
Pay Attention to Your Toothpaste
Once you have your veneers, it may be time to switch to a different toothpaste. While surface stains on your natural teeth may be polished away by gritty toothpaste, the abrasive substance can damage your porcelain veneers.
To help keep your natural teeth the same color as your veneers, you may want to go with whitening toothpaste (which will act upon your natural teeth).
Oral Hygiene Is Important
For keeping veneers well maintained and clean, you’re already on the right track if, at least twice a day and after every meal, you brush. You should also be at least rinsing your mouth after every meal and flossing every time you brush.
Brushing and flossing might be a little tricky for some people once their veneers are in place. Inquire with your dentist as to the best method. They’ll be happy to share some advice with you.
Talk to Dr. Alex Rubinov About Porcelain Veneers
Allow me to introduce myself: I am Dr. Alex Romanoff – New York’s Top Cosmetic dentist.
Though I do provide general dentistry services, my main focus is smile makeovers through procedures involving Invisalign, teeth whitening, implants, and, yes, porcelain veneers. Have you ever considered veneers? You deserve the opportunity to make an educated decision about something as important as your teeth. The only way to do that is with the right information. Allow me to be your information provider. I’d love to talk to you about porcelain veneers or any other dental procedure you are curious about.