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Three Things to Never Do with Dental Veneers
Posted on 5/10/2018 by Sean Saghatchi
Dental veneers are a wonderful investment for a beautiful, new smile. However, proper care is a necessity if you want to keep your veneers safe. To help your veneers last as long as possible, it is important to avoid a few things.
Don't Eat - or Chew On - Especially Hard Things
Consider what you are putting into your mouth wisely. Taking a bite into an apple exposes the veneers to a lot of force. The same is true with chewing ice or gnawing or biting on a pencil. Try to keep non-food items out of your mouth, and take the time to cut up harder foods into smaller, more manageable bites. Your smile will thank you for it.
Don't Drink Staining Beverages
Veneers can't be whitened like the natural teeth. For this reason, it is important that you take steps to prevent staining of the resin. Red wine and coffee are often the biggest culprits. While modern veneers themselves are more stain-resistant than ever, certain types of cement can easily pick up stains. Since cement tends to border the veneers, you could end up with an outlined tooth.
Don't Fail to Treat Your Bruxism
If you have a habit of grinding your teeth, you need treatment for this issue to protect your veneers. The condition is known as bruxism, and it involves excessive grinding of the teeth. This action could cause tiny, microscopic cracks and breaks in your veneers. Over time, the result may be significant and irreversible damage. Your dentist can recommend mouth guards and other treatment options to protect your teeth against bruxism.
Have you considered dental veneers as a way to improve your teeth? You deserve to have a beautiful smile that makes you proud. Contact us today to learn more about our veneers and how they can transform your smile.
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