Now that you have been able to receive dental veneers from your cosmetic dentist in order to rejuvenate your beautiful smile, you need to learn exactly how to take care of them so that they last. More than likely, your cosmetic dentist has already provided you with numerous post-operation instructions that you need to follow closely. Here are a few key steps that you need to add to that list.
Keep Your Veneers Cleaned Thoroughly
Even though you should already be focused on keeping all of your teeth cleaned thoroughly each day, you need to have a primary focus on keeping your dental veneers clean from the moment that they are first put into your mouth.
Keep in mind that this type of professional cleaning is something that should be handled by a cosmetic dentist and scheduled at least three times each year. Before you even had the veneers attached to your teeth, you should have had all issues with your natural teeth (i.e. stains, damage, etc.) taken care of in order to prevent any problems or complications. Having your veneers cleaned professionally 3-4 times a year will minimize the risk of running into any other types of problems.
Keep the Veneers Polished Regularly
In addition to keeping the veneers cleaned, you will also need to make sure that the veneers remain polished. Remember, most veneers are made out of porcelain. Like any other type of porcelain (such as a vase or a doll), your porcelain veneers will need to be polished regularly in order to retain their aesthetic appeal and pearly shine.
The best part is that you are able to polish your veneers with the assistance of the standard dental hygienist so scheduling an appointment with a full-fledged cosmetic dentist will not necessarily be required. An occasional polishing in addition to your basic, daily brushing & flossing routine will keep your porcelain veneers looking great.
Make Changes to Your Stressful Lifestyle
Most people use their mouths in some way, shape or form in order to release or relieve their stress. For example, you might grit your teeth or bite your nails – something that was handled easily without any problems with your natural teeth. However, these types of activities will quickly damage your porcelain veneers. Therefore, you need to take the necessary steps to break these habits as soon as possible in order to preserve the long-lasting quality and condition of your veneers.
Veneers cost quite a bit of money, so it's worth keeping them in good condition. Take care of your veneers and you'll also be taking care of your wallet!