Porcelain Veneers Aftercare
If you have made the decision to have porcelain veneers installed, you know that you are going to have a much more attractive smile that could last you for many years to come. However, with porcelain veneers, aftercare is important. Assuming that you have, up until now, adopted good oral hygiene practices, the main thing is that you continue to do so. If you have not, then it is time to start brushing and flossing vigilantly and making sure that you have regular checkups.
You may also have to change some of your habits as part of your porcelain veneers aftercare regime. The following are some of the things that people do that could compromise porcelain veneers.
Abusing Your Teeth
Often, Upper East Side dentists end up being amazed at some of the things people try to do with their teeth – things that can lead to breakage in natural teeth and serious damage to porcelain veneers. Aftercare for your veneers should include the immediate elimination of actions like using your teeth to open stubborn packaging, pulling caps off pens, or trying to get the cap off of a soda bottle. If you have been in the habit of doing these things, you really should stop.
This habit can be harder to break, because people often do not realize that they are doing it. If you are a daytime grinder, try keeping your teeth apart by holding the tip of your tongue between your teeth. If you grind at night, ask your dentist about the benefits of mouth guards.
If it is not food or a beverage, it should not be in your mouth. Habits like chewing your nails, gnawing on pencils and so on can be difficult to break. Often, sugar-free mints can help to satisfy oral urges without compromising your dental health and your porcelain veneers aftercare.
Contact William Schlesinger, DDS About Porcelain Veneers
At Dr. William Schlesinger’s office on the Upper East Side, NY, we can give you information about porcelain veneers and their aftercare. We would be pleased to see you for a consultation, which you can arrange by calling 212-517-5940.