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Posts for: January, 2016

By James S. Geister, D.D.S.
January 14, 2016
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

How Can I Take Care of My Dental Veneers? Tips for Porcelain Veneer Care.

Okay, you’ve made the investment in dental veneers, and now you look fantastic! If you want your smile to remain looking fantastic, with Porcelain Veneerssparkling white porcelain veneers, there are some things you can do and some things you should not do when you have veneers. Dr. James Geister, your cosmetic dentist in Washington, Michigan is here to help you keep your veneers in top shape.

To keep your veneers clean, you should treat your veneers just like you would your other teeth. It’s important to remember to:

  • Brush 2-3 times per day and floss daily to protect your oral health and prevent decay, gum inflammation and periodontal disease.
  • Think about buying a sonic toothbrush because toothbrushes that vibrate are excellent for getting at hard-to-clean areas of your mouth.

Check in with Dr. Geister regularly so he can examine your veneers for potential problems and schedule you with his hygienist who will examine your gums and polish your veneers with a mild paste and make them really shine.

Porcelain veneers are strong and beautiful, but there are still important things to remember NOT to do if you want to maintain them well for years. With porcelain veneers, remember DO NOT:

  • Bite into hard food, bite your fingernails or chew ice
  • Use your teeth as tools to tear things or open up bags
  • Play active contact sports without wearing a mouthguard

If you know you grind your teeth when you sleep, this can be very hard on veneers, so contact Dr. Geister immediately for a custom nightguard to protect your veneers and your teeth.

Dental veneers are an excellent choice to make your smile look spectacular, and with proper care, they can last for years. So, if you’ve made the investment in dental veneers, get the most you can out of your investment. Call Dr. James Geister, the veneer and cosmetic dentistry expert in Washington, Michigan. Find out more about caring for your dental veneers. Call Dr. Geister today!




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