What's the best way to care for my veneers?
When you opt for veneers at our Green Bay practice, Dr. Yenchensky will go over instructions for caring for your investment. Caring for veneers is not much different than caring for your natural teeth.
Here are a few veneer care tips:
- Don’t chew on items other than food. If you chew on pen caps or bite your nails, these are habits to stop if you want to protect your veneers.
- Be leery of substances that can stain your veneers. Although veneers are mostly stain-resistant, it’s a good idea to keep your smile looking its whitest by avoiding smoking, coffee, tea, soda, red wine, and the like. Be sure to brush your teeth after imbibing in any of them.
- If you play sports, be sure to use a mouthguard to protect your teeth—and your veneers.
- Talk to your dentist if you suspect you are grinding your teeth. This is a habit that will impact both your natural teeth and your veneers. If you are doing it subconsciously in your sleep, a nightguard might provide protection.
- Visit your dentist twice a year to have your teeth and gums examined—and have your veneers polished. This procedure will help add longevity to your veneers.
- Avoid using whitening toothpaste on your veneers as they tend to have abrasives that can damage the surface.