- See your dentist for regular check-ups: regular check-ups are important for all patients. When you come and see us, your dentist will have a thorough look in your mouth, and check your veneers. Although it’s not possible for the veneers to decay, it is possible for your natural teeth to become decayed, so routine checks are highly recommended.
- Brush twice a day: looking after your veneers is very similar to caring for your natural teeth. Brush twice a day, and be gentle when you move your brush around your mouth. Take care to spend at least 2 minutes cleaning your teeth day and night, and to cover each individual tooth.
- Avoiding staining: you want your smile to look beautiful and bright for years to come, so try and prevent staining. Some veneers are stain-resistant, but others will start to show the signs of discolouration if you don’t brush frequently and you’re partial to coffee, tea, cola or wine. If you are drinking something with a strong colour, use a straw.
- Avoid abrasive toothpaste: abrasive toothpastes can sometimes be used to remove satins, but they can be harmful for the natural enamel and also for veneers.
If you have any questions about looking after your veneers, or you’d like some tips, call us and our dental team will be happy to advise you.