The dental veneers installed by Robert W Marder DMD, PLLC’s cosmetic dentistry team are designed to give you a white and winning smile. By keeping a few things in mind as you go about your day, including brushing and flossing twice per day, you can ensure that your veneers will serve you for many years to come.
Even the porcelain material of the dental veneers isn’t vulnerable to tooth decay, the teeth in your smile will still need to be brushed and flossed twice a day. This will serve to prevent tooth decay from compromising the tooth or the enamel the veneers are cemented onto.
It’s also important to remember that the biting edge on the porcelain dental veneers can never be as hard as your natural tooth enamel. This means it is possible to chip one of the dental veneers by biting into hard foods. You can still enjoy crunchy foods, but try to develop a habit of cutting them into chunks and then placing them in your mouth.
Also the porcelain material the veneers are made from will only be receptive to minor surface stains. If you frequently enjoy dark foods and beverages, and you have visible premolars in your smile, they could become noticeably stained. Drinking dark beverages through a straw, and brushing with a whitening toothpaste can help mitigate this potential effect.
If you have any questions or concerns about the best way to clean and maintain your dental veneers, you should call Robert W Marder DMD, PLLC’s office in New City, New York at 212-265-8291 for a consultation.