Have you finally decided to get dental veneers as a way to fix the cosmetic problems with your teeth? If so, you will want to know how to care for the veneers so that they don't go back to looking bad like your teeth once did. Here are some tips that will help with maintaining their look as you get older.
Avoid Dark Liquids
One reason that teeth become stained is due to dark liquids. If you have a daily habit of drinking soda, coffee, or red wine, it is likely this habit was the cause of discoloration that required veneers. If you continue with these habits after having veneers installed, it is likely that your veneers will also become stained.
The obvious solution to this problem is to avoid drinking dark liquids, or make swaps that are going to be better for your teeth. For instance, start drinking green tea rather than a cup of coffee, or white wine rather than red wine. If you are a soda drinker, switching to water is going to be the best option for your health and your teeth. However, you can also use a straw so that the soda doesn't come in contact with your teeth when you sip on it.
Use A Custom Mouth Guard
Teeth grinding is a habit that many adults are not aware they do until their dentist notices damage to their teeth. If you are having veneers placed on your teeth, grinding will cause damage to the surface over time as you continue to grind your teeth. A great solution will be to have your dentist make a custom mouthguard for you. This will prevent the veneers from grinding against each other at night, which can cause them to chip or crack. A custom mouthguard is going to be much more comfortable than a boil and bite mouthguard, making you more likely to use it at night.
Having veneers on the front surface of your teeth does not mean that you can skip out on brushing. You still need to maintain good oral hygiene for the rest of your mouth and to keep the veneers looking great. If you continue to ignore your oral health, you can potentially lose a tooth that a veneer is attached to due to tooth decay. Brushing will also help prevent your veneers from turning a yellow color, which helps keep your smile looking pristine.
Visit a dental care service to learn more.