Taking Care of Veneers: How To

People often ask me about what is involved with taking care of veneers.  This is a very common question. The simple answer is to take care of them just like you would your natural teeth. Veneers need to be brushed and flossed just like normal teeth. You should also see your dentist/hygienist for your regular professional cleanings.

You will build tarter or calculus on veneers just like natural teeth, and that needs to be removed by a professional.  Another thing you should know about your veneers is that you should avoid harsh or abrasive toothpaste.  Toothpaste with tarter control or whitening can often have abrasive qualities which can scratch veneers and make them appear dull over time. It is best to stick to a mild, gentle toothpaste without all the bells and whistles.

Your dental hygienist should know using harsh prophy paste (the stuff hygienists polish your teeth with) can also scratch your veneers.  If you are not having your teeth cleaned at Incredible Smiles, it ok to tell your hygienist to bypass the polishing process.

If you have any questions about taking care of veneers, ask us during your next visit.

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