Usually, you may want to cover your mouth when smiling, talking, or laughing when concerned about the appearance of your teeth. In such a situation, you can use porcelain veneers Boynton Beach. They can help fix dental imperfections like minor chips, worn edges, teeth discoloration, and small misalignments.
Another main advantage of porcelain veneers is that they have a natural-looking feel and look. As a result, they can enhance your smile’s appearance to boost your self-confidence.
After getting porcelain veneers, you should care for them like your natural teeth. Proper care for porcelain veneers can guarantee they last longer and serve you better. Depending on the level of care given to porcelain veneers, they can last between 10 to 20 years.
Below are ways you can take care of your porcelain veneers.
- Regularly brush your teeth
Generally, veneers are a permanent solution for improving oral imperfections. Your dentist will fix your porcelain veneers to your teeth after removing part of your enamel. Still, you must always clean your teeth, gums, and porcelain veneers.
Brushing is vital for ensuring that food particles do not stay longer in your mouth to attract problematic bacteria. Without regular teeth brushing and flossing, food debris buildup in the mouth often leads to tartar and plaque.
Ensure brushing and flossing happens in all areas of the teeth and gums. The brushing of teeth and veneers should last about two minutes. Moreover, toothpaste or mouth rinse should be rich in fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that can help strengthen the tooth’s enamel layer.
- Avoid drinks and foods rich in processed sugar
When you consume sugar-rich foods and drinks, sugar combines with saliva, creating an environment conducive to bacteria survival. Gradually, plaque and tartar formation occur, and with acids produced, they combine to destroy the enamel. The dissolving of the enamel makes teeth prone to cavities.
Foods and drinks that usually promote tooth decay and cavities include cakes, biscuits, sweets, chocolate, fizzy drinks, and sugary cereals. Remember, foods and beverages with a higher sugar content can lead to health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
- Do not use your teeth as a tool
There is always a temptation to use teeth for twisting off bottle caps, opening chip packets, cutting plastic ties, and performing other tasks. However, using your teeth, especially with porcelain veneers, as an extra hand for a prolonged period can wear the enamel.
Weakened and brittle teeth structures can lead to their cracking or chipping. Nail-biting and placing objects like nails and pins between your teeth can also trigger the wearing of the enamel.
- Visit your dentist’s office regularly
After fixing porcelain veneers, your dentist will require that you go for frequent visits, like after every three or six months. That can help your dentist monitor your porcelain veneers so they do not fracture and wear away the glaze.
Going for an oral examination also lets your dentist remove plaque and thus helps avoid decay and cavities.
Contact Hugh B. Rosenblatt, D.M.D., P.A. today to schedule an appointment with a porcelain veneer specialist.