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Can Veneers Affect Oral Hygiene?

Dental veneers are extremely thin pieces of porcelain which are bonded permanently into place over your natural teeth. If you’ve been considering this cosmetic dentistry procedure, you may be wondering how they’ll affect your oral hygiene. EaDo Family Dental explores this issue and provides advice on how to care for your new porcelain veneers.



Your Day-To-Day Oral Hygiene Regimen Will not Change

First things first. Your oral care and hygiene regimen will not change when you have veneers. You’ll still want to brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste and make sure that you floss at least once a day.

Even though your veneers cover up your teeth, the underlying enamel can still decay if you’re not brushing and flossing properly. So don’t neglect your oral hygiene just because you have veneers.

You Should Avoid Brushing With Abrasive Toothpaste

Many toothpastes contain abrasives to help buff out surface stains and remove plaque from your teeth. However, you shouldn’t use a highly-abrasive toothpaste with your veneers.

This is because porcelain is very hard, compared to tooth enamel. It’s nonporous and extremely dense, but repeated brushing with abrasive toothpaste can damage the porcelain and make it lose its shine and luster. The real problem is that abrasive toothpastes can wear down the dental adhesive that is used to attach your veneers to your teeth.

So after you get your veneers, pick out a non-abrasive toothpaste that you like and use it regularly to keep your new smile looking perfect!

Don’t Skip Your Regular 6-Month Oral Exam and Teeth Cleaning!

After you’ve gotten veneers, it’s still important to see Dr. Bianca Williams or Dr. John Ma of EaDo Family Dental every 6-months to have an oral exam and teeth cleaning.

Even if you brush and floss regularly, you’ll still need to have a regular teeth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar and to make sure that there are no issues with your veneers. A regular oral exam allows Dr. Williams and Dr. Ma to make sure that your mouth is healthy, and can help them catch any potential issues with your smile before they become more serious.

Interested in Veneers in Houston? Come See EaDo Family Dental Now!

Veneers are convenient, natural, and have minimal impact on oral hygiene routines. If you’ve been thinking about getting veneers in Houston, take the next step! Schedule an appointment at EaDo Family Dental now. Our dentists can examine your mouth, and determine if porcelain veneers are the right treatment for you or if you’d be better off with a different cosmetic procedure. Contact us today at 713-474-2334, or drop by our office at 2240 Navigation Blvd. Ste. 300, Houston, TX 77003 to learn more.

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