Beverly Hills Porcelain veneers are capable of completely transforming the appearance of your smile. In order to keep your veneers looking beautiful for many years to come, it’s important to care for them properly. Maintaining good dental hygiene is key to prolonging the life of porcelain veneers. Although veneers are highly resilient and can be treated like natural teeth, this does not mean they are invincible.
Your veneers are only as strong as the teeth they are attached to. Protecting the natural teeth behind your veneers is essential in order to ensure the longevity of your porcelain veneers. Make sure you perform the following steps every day to keep both your veneers and your natural teeth in good shape:
- Floss at least once a day – This is one of the most overlooked steps in dental hygiene. Neglecting to floss every day can lead to periodontal disease, which is one of the leading causes of tooth loss.
- Brush at least twice a day – Using gentle pressure, brush your teeth thoroughly after meals. Replace your toothbrush every three months to make sure the bristles are resilient enough to be effective. Dr. Sands can recommend a good toothpaste to use based on your needs.
- Visit the dentist regularly – No matter how diligently you brush and floss, bi-annual dental cleanings are still necessary to make sure hardened layers of plaque and tartar are removed. Dr. Sands will also check to make sure your porcelain veneers are functioning well and there is no onset of decay or gum disease.
If you have further questions about dental hygiene for porcelain veneers, please contact Kevin B. Sands, DDS today to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients throughout Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, California.