Do Dental Veneers Require Special Care?

Technology has greatly advanced. The dental veneers today are made in such a way that if proper care is administered, they can last for over 30 years without replacement. Dental veneers are made with high quality material that makes them very durable. There are many benefits with veneers. They are stain resistant, and do not necessarily command any special attention or extra maintenance. The care does not require any dental appointments, but can simply be done by the patient. The maintenance is the same as needed for natural teeth, daily brushing and flossing. Tips in maintaining longevity and newness of dental veneers Good oral hygiene Good oral hygiene should be practiced by everyone, not just people with veneers.  Our mouth is fundamental, as it acts as the gateway into our body. Good oral hygiene can be achieved by knowing the proper way to brush our teeth. Healthy teeth and oral hygiene are achieved by having the proper tooth brush and tooth paste. The best tooth brush should have a soft bristled brush so as not to hurt your gums. It should be replaced after every three months of use. This is to get rid of any germ collection that could result in mouth infection. Even with veneers, dental flossing is an important process. It should be done daily to achieve the best dental hygiene. Avoiding hard foods A patient with veneers should avoid subjecting the teeth to extreme pressure or force.  Trying to chew hard foods or breaking nuts needs to be avoided. The force applied may damage the veneers or even the natural tooth covered by it. This will automatically shorten the life span of the veneers. It is always good to use the teeth for their rightful purpose. Avoid the habit of clenching and grinding the teeth People sometimes have a habit of clenching their teeth forcefully together when they are anxious or asleep. This habit should be avoided because it may lead to the damage of veneers due to friction applied. Eating a balanced diet and avoiding staining foods There are foods, drinks and other products that are known to have high staining properties. They include coffee, red wine, tobacco, soda and some fruits. These things should be avoided to prevent any staining.  A balanced diet and good nutrition are necessary for gum and teeth health, and will give the dental veneers a longer life span. If you are interested in learning about dental veneers, please contact Dr. Peter Hazim at (972) 727-5599.  We are located at 105 N. Alma Drive, Suite 100 in Allen, Texas.

Dr. Hazim is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. A graduate of Loyola University, Dr. Hazim has undergone continuing education at the Pankey Institute and has received accreditation from the Western Regional Examining Board.

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