Do You Need To Brush Porcelain Veneers?

Cosmetic & Implant Dentists Accepting New Patients in Lone Tree, Centennial, Highlands Ranch & Nearby Colorado

Posted: September 13, 2021

Woman with veneers brushing her teethDental veneers can take almost anything that you throw at them. Not only are these restorations durable and stain-resistant, but they are also impervious to issues like cavities. However, don’t abandon your oral hygiene habits just yet. Veneers and their supporting teeth need proper care!

It’s crucial to brush your veneers — and teeth — twice a day. We recommend reaching for a non-abrasive toothpaste that’s free from gritty ingredients like baking soda and charcoal. And use a soft-bristled manual or electric toothbrush to ensure a thorough yet gentle clean. 

Brushing removes plaque buildup from the surface of your restorations. Plaque can dull their beautiful shine and color. More importantly, brushing will help keep your teeth healthy below your veneers. After all, the long-term success of most cosmetic dental work depends on your teeth.

Oral health issues are the biggest threat to the longevity of porcelain veneers. Problems like cavities, tooth decay, and even gum disease could shorten the lifespan of your restorations. 

In addition to regular brushing, here are some other steps that will keep your veneers in great condition:

  • Avoid grinding your teeth or wear a nightguard to protect them. 
  • Never use your teeth to open packages.
  • Don’t chew on hard objects such as ice or pencils.
  • Wear a mouthguard if you play a sport.
  • Visit our office for regular dental checkups.

Veneers are a simple way to achieve a sparkling smile. Taking care of them is pretty simple too. Remember to maintain good oral hygiene and avoid damaging dental habits.

Schedule a Veneers Consultation in Lone Tree

Do you have porcelain veneers? Are you interested in this cosmetic dentistry service? Our experienced dentists will gladly give you more information about caring for your smile.

Call 303-790-2323 today to schedule a consultation at Meadows Dental Group. We serve patients from Lone Tree, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, and nearby areas of Colorado.