Have you ever heard of porcelain dental veneers? As you may know, these porcelain shells are bonded to your front teeth to give you a healthy, attractive smile. In fact, dental veneers can be used to correct crooked teeth, to whiten your smile, or to close small gaps in your mouth.

While veneers are stain resistant and durable—there are still things you can consider doing to extend the life of your veneers. In fact, if you care for your veneers well, they will serve you well for years to come.

As you’ve probably guessed, you should brush and floss every day. However, please remember to brush for at least two minutes at a time twice a day. Similarly, you should consider using a non-abrasive toothpaste. For instance, you may want to consider using a toothpaste designed for individuals with sensitive teeth.

It’s also important that you remember to not misuse your teeth. Please don’t bite down on ice, metal, your fingernails nails, or pens because chewing on these items could chip your teeth—or crack your veneers. If this happens, you’ll need to have your old veneers removed and have new veneers placed.

Naturally, you should also remember to visit your dentist at least twice a year if you have veneers. In reality, these visits are important whether or not you visit the dentist, but during these visits our team will be able to assess the state of your veneers and give you personalized advice.

If you would like to learn more, please feel free to contact Southridge Dental Group by giving us a call at 909-822-9090. Our entire team, including Dr. Sanjay Merchant, is excited to hear from you.