Here are a few basic tips and tricks to help you adjust to life with your new dental veneers. You might experience more than a little sensitivity; this complaint is fairly common and generally nothing to worry about.
Your tooth enamel is reduced during the procedure to make room for the veneers making the thinner teeth fairly susceptible to sensitivity. This painful sensation should go away completely in a few days.
Treat your veneers just like your natural teeth to keep them healthy and white, simply brush them twice a day and floss regularly and use a fluoride mouthwash.
Some Tips for Life With Our New Dental Veneers
One of the most helpful things to help with the care of your veneers, however, will be to purchase a better toothbrush. Be warned here, that's hard bristles will dull the shine of the veneers, and excessive brushing can even scratch them. Purchase a soft-bristled toothbrush and learn to brush the proper way. If you have any questions, give our office a call and we will be happy to help you with proper instruction.
Also important is if you are a teeth grinder while you sleep is to stop! This is so damaging to your teeth in general but is especially so with dental veneers. The grinding causes severe damage to their placement and structure. If you have a serious tooth grinding problem, we suggest that you purchase a mouthguard, or again, come into the office and we can fit you with a custom mouthguard.
Remember, if something can damage your natural teeth, it is a pretty safe bet, it is going to be able to damage your veneers as well. Veneers are subject to normal decay and sticky and sugary foods just as your natural teeth are, and they also stain just like your natural teeth with drinks like wine, juice and coffees and teas.
If you are considering veneers or any other dental procedure, we encourage to give our office a call, we have all the information and would be more than happy to sit down and talk to you about the procedure and what options would be best for you.
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Nicholas Dose, DMD 601 1st Street Suite A Lake Oswego, OR 97034-2370