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Dental veneers can be a significant investment of money as well as appearance. So it’s a wise idea to be educated on how to take care of them for the long haul.

First off you need to always keep in mind that veneers are porcelain shells placed over your natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing are absolutely critical to maintaining the health of those teeth and the gum tissue around them.

When brushing you want to use a soft bristled brush with a non-abrasive toothpaste. Be sure to look for brands that have earned the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal means that the ADA has researched and tested the product for its safety and effectiveness.

The porcelain of the veneers can sometimes chip when biting into hard foods. You might want to cut certain foods into smaller pieces if you’re a fan of crunching down on things like beef jerky and hard granola bars.

Your dentist might advise you to refrain from activities that could stain your teeth, this includes certain foods, dark beverages and of course tobacco use.

Veneers are an investment, so it’s a wise idea to be well educated on how to safely and effectively maintain them.

If you have questions about dental veneers, please feel free to call us at 619.422.5317 to schedule an appointment.