Caring For Veneers: What You Should Know

17 January 2022
 Categories: Dentist, Blog


Veneers are a cosmetic enhancement you can have added to your teeth. It is a very thin piece of porcelain that is added to the front of your teeth to give you a more beautiful smile. It can give you the appearance of straight, white teeth for the smile you've always wanted to achieve. If you are considering veneers, or you have them already, you may want to know how to care for them. Read on to learn a few tips to properly care for your veneers.

Watch What You Eat

Veneers are going to mimic your natural teeth, but that doesn't mean they can withstand anything that you attempt to bite into. You may damage the veneers if you eat something that is too hard. Watch when biting into anything hard to prevent damaging your veneers. Things such as corn on the cob, apples, and even some candies may break or damage the veneers. If they are damaged at all, or if they fall off, you should get to the dentist right away to have them replaced or put back on.

Limit Coffee, Tea, Or Soda

Coffee, tea and soda can all stain your natural teeth, and they can stain your veneers as well. The porcelain can withstand a lot, but over time, it can become stained. Put a limit on the amount of coffee, tea, and soda that you consume to prevent stains.

Brush Twice Daily

Your veneers are a lot like your natural teeth, so they need to be cared for like your natural teeth. Brush your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste for at least 2 minutes. Floss in between your teeth to get the plaque between your teeth where the toothbrush doesn't reach. There can be plaque on your veneers as well, just like your natural teeth, so brush as you typically would with your natural teeth.

Veneers are a cosmetic procedure in which the teeth are ground down to allow for the veneers to adhere to. They are glued onto your natural teeth to cover them and give you the illusion of a straight, white smile. Veneers are permanent, but they can still become damaged with time. Be sure to take care of them properly to help prevent excessive damage, which can be costly to have repaired over and over again. Talk to your dentist about other tips to help you properly care for your veneers.

Contact a cosmetic dental care service near you to learn more.