Essential Oral Hygiene and Lifestyle Tips to Take Good Care of Your Dental Veneers

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Dr. Thomas Ouellette installed your custom porcelain dental veneers to give you back the smooth white, winning smile you’ve always desired. Including them in your daily oral hygiene routine and adopting a few minor lifestyle changes, your dental veneers will continue to serve your new smile for many years to come.

While the porcelain material of the dental veneers isn’t vulnerable to tooth decay, the teeth in your smile will still need to be brushed and flossed twice a day, like the rest of your teeth. It’s important to keep in mind that the veneers were installed over the faces of the natural teeth, and those teeth still require cleaning to prevent cavities and periodontal disease.

The biting edge on the porcelain dental veneers will not be as hard as your natural tooth enamel. It is possible to chip one of the dental veneers by biting off or into hard foods. You can still enjoy crunchy foods, but try to develop a habit of cutting them into chunks and then placing them in your mouth to chew.

Porcelain is stain resistant as well, so your smile will stay bright for years to come. Please call the practice of Thomas E. Ouellette, DDS, PC today if you would like more information about your porcelain dental veneers in Denver, Colorado. You can reach our team at 303.296.1402 today!