It is an exciting time when you decide to invest in porcelain veneers. Nothing can enhance your smile quite like veneers since they allow you to change the shape, size, and shade of your teeth. When you choose veneers, you can truly achieve the smile you've always wanted, even if it's a "Hollywood" smile you've dreamed of.
Now that you've made your investment, you'll want to know how you can keep your veneers looking as beautiful as the day they were placed. Here are some helpful tips.
A Good Homecare Routine
Brushing twice each day and flossing at least once is essential for maintaining your new smile. You'll find that brushing and flossing are no different when you're wearing veneers, making it easy to care for them.
Be sure not to use an abrasive toothpaste, such as a whitening paste because it can scratch the surface of your veneers. Talk with your dentist about their recommendations on the best products to use to protect your new smile.
Treat Your Veneers Like Your Natural Teeth
Like your natural teeth, you veneers can crack or be damaged by actions like chewing on ice or biting into hard foods. Be sure to treat your veneers like you would your natural teeth and cut hard foods such as apples or carrots into smaller pieces before chewing them.
Regular Dental Checkups
Now that you have veneers, it is more important than ever to attend those routine cleanings and checkups every six months. Your dentist can examine your veneers to ensure they are intact and healthy, while your hygienist will clean your teeth and ensure your veneers are as white as the day they were placed.
If you have questions about caring for your porcelain veneers in Huntsville, AL, Dr. David King has the answers! Contact King Dental to schedule your next appointment.