What your dentists in Frederick, MD want you to know
You took the plunge and now you have beautiful porcelain veneers. It’s only natural for you to want them to stay beautiful and last as long as possible. Fortunately, taking care of veneers is easy because they are made of high-tech materials. You just need to follow a few simple rules. Your dentists at Frederick Dental Group in Frederick, MD, want to help you make your veneers last.
Porcelain veneers are made of translucent porcelain that reflects light, just like your natural teeth. Dental porcelains these days come in a variety of strengths including some that are twice as strong as natural enamel. Dr. Dave and Dr. Arpana Verma can assist you in choosing the right porcelain material for your particular situation. They resist staining because of the smoothness and lack of porosity of the porcelain material. They are strong, and easy care, but you certain precaution are advised. Your dentists at Frederick Dental Group want you to remember to avoid:
- Biting your fingernails or chewing ice
- Biting into hard candy, corn on the cob or other hard foods
- Using your teeth as tools for opening packages
You need to protect your veneers with a mouthguard if you play contact sports. If you grind your teeth while you are sleeping, schedule an appointment immediately for a custom-made night guard. Night grinding can break or chip your veneers.
You should brush your teeth after meals and before bed. You should also floss your teeth daily. Your porcelain veneers are strong, but can still experience tooth decay and gum or periodontal disease.
You might want to add an electric toothbrush to your oral care toolkit. Vibrating toothbrushes are very effective for flushing out bacteria and food debris.
Fluoride rinses are also an effective addition because they can help protect your tooth enamel. Remember to not eat, drink or rinse after using them to allow the fluoride time to bond and protect your tooth enamel.
Don’t forget to schedule yearly examinations with your dentists at Frederick Dental Group. They will check your veneers for any signs of damage or other dental problems. Professional dental cleanings every 6 months are another vital step to help your veneers last. Your hygienist can also polish your veneers with a non-abrasive paste.
To learn more about caring for your porcelain veneers, or if you are interested in getting porcelain veneers, call the experts, your dentists at Frederick Dental Group in Frederick, MS. You and your new veneers deserve the best treatment, so call today at 301-624-1001!