Even though the dental veneers installed by Dr. Mundra aren’t vulnerable to the effects of tooth decay, you will still need to be mindful of a few basic things to effectively clean and maintain them.
The porcelain dental veneers are only on the faces of the teeth in your smile. The remainder of each tooth is still made of your natural tooth enamel. This means you will need to diligently brush and floss your teeth twice each day to keep them strong and healthy.
You should also try to keep in mind that your natural tooth enamel is significantly harder than the porcelain biting edge of your dental veneers. It’s a good idea to develop a habit of cutting hard foods into chunks and popping them into your mouth, rather than biting into them.
Your natural tooth enamel is far more receptive to stains from dark food and drinks or tobacco use. Your porcelain dental veneers are only receptive to minor surface stains. If you have premolars or other teeth that are partially visible in your smile and you enjoy dark foods and beverages or use tobacco, they could stain in a way that is noticeable compared to your white porcelain dental veneers.
If you have questions about the best way to maintain your new porcelain dental veneers in Worcester, Massachusetts, you can call Grace Family Dental at 508-425-7180 to schedule an appointment with our dentist.