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Your new dental veneers represent a serious investment in giving you the white, bright and even smile you deserve. There are a few everyday habits, you can adopt to help maintain and clean your dental veneers.

The porcelain material of your veneers is not vulnerable to tooth decay. However, the enamel of the underlying teeth still need to be cleaned as part of your oral hygiene routine. You will need to brush and floss these teeth twice each day.

It’s important to remember that the biting edge of the porcelain veneers is not as hard as your natural tooth enamel. Chewing on objects like pencils and pens, or biting down repeatedly on hard foods can cause minor chips. You can still enjoy crunchy and hard foods. You will just need to get in the habit of cutting these things into chunks and popping them into your mouth, instead of biting them off.

The porcelain veneers also will not stain the way natural enamel does. If you have premolars or other teeth that are partially visible in your smile they could stain in a way that is noticeable compared to the white veneers. So it’s a good idea to limit staining foods and tobacco use.

If you have questions about the best way to maintain your new dental veneers, please feel free to call us at 319.291.3908 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you maintain your new appealing smile for many years to come.