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Hygiene for Dental Veneers

hygiene for dental veneersDental veneers can quickly transform your smile and conceal most common cosmetic flaws. Although they are designed to last many years, veneers do require good dental habits to maximize their lifespan. Our cosmetic dentist in Phoenix can help you decide if veneers are right for you and give you specific instructions for your situation.

Following a few simple guidelines can keep your smile looking beautiful for years:

1. Use good dental hygiene.
Brushing and flossing will keep plaque under control and reduce the risk of decay in the underlying teeth.

2. Avoid excess alcohol use.
Heavy drinking can dissolve the bonding material securing the veneers to your teeth and dramatically shorten the life of your smile.

3. Use a guard if necessary.
Custom-fitted appliances are designed to protect the teeth of those who clench or grind their teeth when they sleep. The powerful bite forces can crack dental enamel and shatter your veneers, but the appliance cushions them.

4. Use good dental habits.
Your teeth are not tools. Use scissors to open packages, nutcrackers to open nuts, and nail clippers to trim nails. Do not use your teeth on non-food items, and avoid any foods that are extremely hard or sticky.

5. Visit us frequently.
The ADA recommends getting an exam and cleaning about every six months to reduce the risk of dental disease and keep your smile feeling and looking its best.

Give us a call today to learn more about taking care of your dental veneers or to schedule an appointment with our expert in dental veneers in Phoenix.

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