Dental Veneers Maintenance and Home Care
If you just completed a Wyndham smile makeover with porcelain veneers, we know how excited you are to enjoy the results. But it’s also important to take special steps to ensure that you protect your dental work for as long as possible.
Follow these important dental veneer care tips:
Floss Your Veneers Daily
First things first: flossing will not pull your veneers or other dental work off. But not flossing can lead to bacteria seeping under the edges of your veneers, causing them to eventually come loose.
To properly floss around a veneer, wrap the strand in a “C” shape against the side, then rub up and down along the tooth, veneer, and just under the gums. Lift the floss over your gum tissue then repeat the process on the adjacent tooth. If traditional floss is a challenge to use, consider a water flosser.
Use a Non-Abrasive Toothpaste
Do not brush your teeth with baking soda or abrasive pastes. Doing so could scratch your porcelain and neighbouring teeth, leading to tiny surfaces that collect stain and bacteria. To keep your smile bright and clean, use a non-abrasive toothpaste.
Wear a Nightguard When You Sleep
The porcelain in your veneers is quite strong, but it isn’t indestructible. If you have any tendency to clench or grind your teeth while you’re sleeping, then you need to wear a bite splint or nightguard. This added layer of protection will help prevent chipping or fractures in your new veneers.
Book a Checkup Every Six Months
Our Wyndham dentists will carefully evaluate your veneers to ensure they’re secure and the tooth underneath is healthy. If problems start to develop, we’ll need to intervene as soon as possible. Booking routine visits can help you prevent unwanted complications.
Call Wyndham Dental today to schedule your next appointment!