Caring For Your Porcelain Veneers

toothbrushandpastePatients who choose porcelain veneers to dramatically improve their smiles usually carry a sense of excitement with them as they prepare for treatment. We find, however, that the feeling of patients often include a bit of hesitation or worry – after all, making the serious decision to receive veneers brings with it great responsibility, right? Not exactly. They certainly require care but there’s nothing complicated about it. Relieved? Find out more about the details of caring for veneers with the following information:

About Staining

Your porcelain veneers will resist stains but they are not completely immune to staining. What’s this boil down to? You can continue to eat all of the foods and beverages you enjoy, including super-pigmented foods like wine, coffee, and berries. Your veneers will not immediately stain. However, over time they may slightly discolor. You may choose to limit your intake of these foods. Or, you may simply remain diligent about rinsing your smile after eating staining foods – then, brush your smile 30 minutes later. Pretty simple.

About Daily Hygiene

Daily hygiene for your porcelain veneers is no large feat. We will suggest that you think of your veneers much like you do your own teeth. They are strong and resilient but they can still suffer from damage as the result of abrasion. Follow the guidelines for natural healthy teeth and you can expect your veneers to remain in beautiful condition:

  • Avoid hard-bristle toothbrushes – choose soft every time
  • Brush your teeth for two minutes per brushing session, two times a day (or more if you rinse and brush after meals)
  • Use non-abrasive products
  • Avoid foods you think may damage your teeth – for instance, avoid chewing on ice chips all day or visit us if you think you may suffer from bruxism

ABOUT YOUR FT. WORTH, TX DENTIST:

Dr. Bob Jing has served patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth for many years. Together with his caring, compassionate, and highly skilled team at 7 Day Dental, Dr. Jing is dedicated to making good dental health available to as many people as possible. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.