June 27, 2017

How to Care For Your Porcelain Veneers

How to Care For Your Porcelain Veneers | Laguna NiguelPorcelain veneers are a great way to rejuvenate your smile. Now that you have them, how do you make the most of your new pearly-whites? Our cosmetic dentist will give you detailed instructions on how best to care for your new porcelain veneers, but here are three tips to make your veneers last for years, maybe even decades:

1. Daily Dental Hygiene

You can care for your veneers much like you cared for your natural teeth. Pick a non-abrasive toothpaste that contains fluoride, and make sure you brush twice a day for two minutes. Choose a soft-bristled brush so you don’t run the risk of scratching the porcelain. Floss and brush before bed and refrain from eating or drinking anything afterward.

2. Avoid Dark Pigmented Foods

There are several types of foods and drinks that can cause your natural teeth and your porcelain veneers to stain. Stains can be polished off during your dental cleaning at our Laguna Niguel office.

Foods and beverages that can lead to tooth stains include:

  • Red wine
  • Coffee
  • Black tea
  • Curry
  • Berries
  • Tomato sauce

If you’re not consistent with your dental hygiene, you could stain the lining between your natural teeth and the veneers. Avoid biting into hard foods as well. Tough foods could cause your perfect teeth to chip or crack.

3. See Our Cosmetic Dentist Every 3-4 Months

Bi-annual visits are great for natural, healthy teeth, but veneers need to be cleaned more often. It’s best to see Dr. Huefner three or four times a year to have a professional dental cleaning done with a veneer-specific polish. Regular dental visits can keep your porcelain veneers looking radiant with every smile.

If you’re interested in porcelain veneers, contact Dr. Huefner in Laguna Niguel today at (949) 491-9071 to schedule your appointment. Our office provides excellent cosmetic dentistry to those in the Laguna Niguel, Orange County, Irvine and Newport Beach, California areas.

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