Veneers can turn an embarrassing smile into one that a patient will be proud of for many years to come. If you want to get the most out of your veneers, it is best to keep them clean and well-maintained.
Cleaning with veneers is very similar to how you would clean your natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing at home, along with biannual visits to your dentist for an exam and cleaning, will go a long way in helping you keep your veneers in tip-top shape. While your veneers are immune to decay, the teeth that they are bonded to are not. In fact, they are still very vulnerable to the effects of decay. If the tooth behind the veneer changes colors due to decay, it will affect the color of your veneer, as well. There are special toothpastes on the market that are specially designed for cleaning veneers. Ask your dentist which brand they recommend. In addition, alcohol tends to weaken the binding that holds the veneers in place, so avoid using mouthwashes with alcohol in them if you have veneers.
When going to the dentist, it is extremely important that you let them know about your veneers before the professional cleaning begins. Your dentist or hygienist will need to use certain techniques and products in order to effectively clean your veneers without damaging them.
If you have any additional questions concerning the maintenance of the veneers, contact our dental veneers specialist in Beverly Hills to schedule a consultation.