Getting dental veneers put in your mouth can refresh your smile and give you pearly whites to show off to everyone. Even though veneers aren’t the same as natural teeth, they still have to be cleaned and maintained in order to keep them in good shape over time.
Failure to clean them properly will cause them to discolor and take away from the aesthetic benefits of getting veneers in the first place. Keep reading to learn to properly care for your veneers to keep them looking great for years to come.
How to Clean Your Veneers Properly
Caring for dental veneers is basically the same as caring for natural teeth. That means you should brush them twice a day for about two minutes each time. Take care to brush every surface of your teeth and your veneers and to use a soft-bristled brush to avoid wearing out the surface of your veneers. Take the time to brush along your gumline as well to keep your gums in good health and prevent issues with a receding gumline that can make your veneers look less natural.
Along with brushing, it’s important to floss your teeth at least once a day to do away with plaque and food buildup and to keep your teeth clean. This reduces issues with staining as well over time and maintains good gum health. The final step to keep your veneers clean over time is to use a high-quality anti-septic mouth wash daily to do away with plaque-causing bacteria.
Follow the simple tips up above and you’ll keep your veneers looking fresh for years and avoid most issues with staining over time as well. Of course, avoiding drinks like teas, coffees and wines can help you prevent stains too. Come visit us today for a good thorough cleaning or to learn more about veneers and proper maintenance.