If you are planning on receiving porcelain veneers to enhance your smile, we say good for you! The results will be stunning. While the idea of a transformation might sound wonderful to you, worries regarding how you can keep your veneers looking exceptional may cause you to put the brakes on your decision to beautify your grin. Do yourself a favor and let those concerns go – we will provide you with some easy steps toward keeping veneers in tip top shape.
#1: Brush and Floss, Of Course
Just like we recommend for your natural smile, we suggest you brush and floss every day after you receive porcelain veneers. Don’t assume you don’t have to clean your smile or that you need special tools. To the contrary, you should continue caring for your grin as though it is composed solely of natural teeth without treatment – this means brush two times each day and floss once every day.
#2: Avoid Known Stain Causers
The easiest way to keep your porcelain veneers looking bright is to avoid foods and drinks you know will result in stains. Though consuming these items will not result in immediate stains, discoloration may occur over time. Common culprits include red wine, coffee, tea, berries, chocolate, and dark red sauces.
#3: Don’t Give Up On Six-Month Visits
Think you can skip your preventive care visits because your smile looks perfectly healthy and pristine? If you want your smile to continue looking its best, don’t change your level of dental care. Cleanings will keep your smile healthy and vibrant.