How should I care for my veneers? Do I need special toothpaste? Can I floss?
In most cases, caring for your porcelain veneers will be just like caring for your natural teeth. Each veneer is an individual restoration that covers your natural tooth structure. Veneers do not require any special toothpaste, but it always good to avoid any toothpaste that is overly abrasive because it can cause damage over time – both to your natural teeth and to your restorations. This might include some popular whitening toothpaste brands with small particles designed to polish away stains.
You can absolutely floss your teeth while you are wearing veneers! In fact, we encourage you to do so. Flossing is an important part of maintaining your oral health, whether you have veneers or not.
Another important practice, when it comes to getting the most out of your dentistry, is to maintain regular dental exams and professional dental cleanings. The tooth structure supporting your porcelain veneers can still develop decay. This puts your smile at risk. Not only can decay destroy the integrity of your tooth, but it may also ultimately cause you to lose your veneer.
At Chatswood Dental Associates, we closely monitor your oral health with the intention of identifying and treating any conditions as soon as possible, so you can enjoy a comfortable and healthy smile.