Advice for Properly Caring for Your New Porcelain Veneers

Posted on: 22 September 2016

Whether you are just about to get your new porcelain veneers or just got them, it is vital that you are well aware of what you need to do in order to keep them in the best possible shape. To help you with this, you may want to take a few moments to review the following advice.

Keep Inedible Things Out of Your Mouth

If you have the bad habit of chewing on pen caps, your nails, or anything else that is inedible, you need to start to become more aware of this habit so you can put a stop to it. It may take a little bit of time, but it is important that you continue to fight against this bad habit because chewing on things other than food can quickly cause expensive damage to your new veneers.

Start Avoiding Things That Stain Veneer Surfaces

Do not make the mistake of assuming that because you now have veneers that you can drink all of the wine, soda, and coffee that you want without having to worry about your teeth becoming stained. Not only can veneers stain, but they tend to become stained much quicker than natural teeth. You will also want to avoid smoking or eating too many beets or berries. Also, you need to make an effort to brush and floss your teeth after every meal in order to ensure that your veneers will stay as clean looking as possible.

Where a Mouth Guard at Night

If you happen to grind your teeth at night, you will want to be proactive and use a mouth guard at night. If you are unaware as to whether you grind your teeth at night because you are in a deep sleep, you may want to ask a friend or family member to hang out with you one night for a while during your sleep. If you are indeed grinding your teeth, they will be able to hear it. Mouth guards can be purchased at many pharmacies and department stores for a reasonable price.

Have Your Veneers Polished Occasionally 

The polishing of your veneers is done by a dentist such as Dr. David K. Skeels, and it should be completed about twice a year. This will help to keep your veneers clean and appealing looking. Do not make the mistake of assuming that just because you will be seeing the dentist for a polishing of your veneers that you can cut back on your own dental hygiene at home. If you were to do that, all of the polishing in the world could not make your veneers look better because they will start to become destroyed.

With that advice in mind, you should have a much easier time understanding all of the things that you should be doing in order to properly care for your new porcelain veneers.


About Marcel and the Dentist

Hi, my name is Marcel. Welcome to my site! I started it to help others learn about children's dentistry. Most of us don't remember dentist trips from our early childhood. Maybe we didn't even really care about our teeth until we started losing baby teeth. In my case, I became interested in children's dentistry as a young father. When my kids were young, I was a student, and our insurance did not cover visits to the dentist. Although my wife and I tried to teach our kids good hygiene on our own, it was difficult. When we we finally able to take them to the dentist, my little girls were scared and didn't know what was going on. Luckily, they appreciate the dentist now that they are older, but their first experiences helped teach me more about the importance of children's dentistry. Hopefully you can learn from my experiences!