Caring for veneers is simple. Learn the steps here.
Veneers are an excellent investment in your dental health and personal appearance. If you're considering veneers or you've had veneers made for you by Dr. William Ralstin, cosmetic dentist in Fort Worth, Texas, you're probably wondering how to take care of them. The good news is that veneers, while small in size, are easy to care for! Dr. Ralstin is here to explain the best way to keep your porcelain veneers looking and feeling great.
Natural looking equals natural care
Besides giving you a total smile makeover, veneers from your Fort Worth cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ralstin, are relatively low maintenance. He recommends to all of his veneer-wearing patients to brush at least twice daily, floss once and visit his Fort Worth dental office at least three times a year for cleaning and checkups. While veneers cannot decay, your natural teeth are still underneath and they, as well as your gum tissue, are still subject to bacterial buildup. Therefore, good dental hygiene is imperative to keep veneers functioning properly.
Keep them bright and shiny
Dr. Ralstin will ensure that your veneers have a realistic color and shine to them before they are placed. To keep them from looking dull and potentially needing repairs or replacement, do not use abrasive toothpastes when brushing your teeth. This includes pastes that contain baking soda or silicates.
While porcelain veneers are generally resistant to stains, you may experience discoloration where the veneers meet the gums if you regularly partake in drinking coffee, tea or red wine or eating foods containing curry or artificial coloring agents. Regardless of the staining factor, your Fort Worth dentist will tell you that it's important to brush after meals to keep plaque from building up.
If you need further instruction, or to schedule a consultation about veneers with Dr. William Ralstin, give our Fort Worth dental office a call today!