Dental veneers offer the perfect aesthetic solution for individuals who aren’t 100% happy with the current appearance of their teeth. With many clinics offering veneers Brisbane wide, an increasing number of people are turning to this long-term treatment solution. However, it’s essential to understand that while veneers will provide instant results, they need to be properly maintained and cared for in order for these results to last.

Be Extra Careful Immediately After Treatment

Your veneers will be held in place using a special bonding agent. While this agent can secure your veneers for a long time, extra care needs to be taken in the weeks following your procedure to ensure proper bonding.

Following your cosmetic treatment, you must avoid chewing hard foods and beverages that aren’t too hot or cold, as this could cause your veneers to be dislodged or moved accidentally. If you find yourself chewing on the end of a pen when thinking or biting your nails, you may want to ditch that habit for the first fortnight, as these can also cause a risk to your newly applied veneers. 

It’s also crucial that you use a soft toothbrush and a gentle whitening toothpaste that uses no abrasive processes. This, again, will help prevent any misalignments within your veneers. 

Maintain Proper Oral Hygiene

Dental veneers should be cared for the same way you look after your teeth. Ensuring that you maintain these regular habits, i.e., flossing and brushing, the appearance and durability of your veneers will also be increased. In addition, you must opt for gentler products after your initial treatment to ensure the bond of your veneers is intact. 

It’s important to remember that your veneers can be exposed to plaque and bacteria the same way your regular teeth are and require the same care. It’s also essential for you to regularly visit your dentist for check-ups; most dentists will recommend every six months for a regular check and clean appointment. Whenever you attend your recurring appointment, you should always ensure that the dentist is checking the state of your veneers. This will ensure that your veneers are still secure, and your smile is in its best condition! 

Avoid Grinding Your Teeth

If you grind your teeth in your sleep, it’s important to wear a mouthguard to prevent any damage. Grinding your teeth isn’t a good habit, but it becomes even more crucial when newly placed veneers are involved. 

Any excessive pressure felt by this grinding could cause your veneers to chip or crack, especially after the first few weeks after your cosmetic treatment. 

Avoid Foods that Stain and Alcohol

Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant; however, over time, you can see these pearly white veneers dampened in appearance without proper oral hygiene. The foods and beverages that have been known to stain teeth easily include; wine, coffee, tea and cigarettes. If you want to maintain a white and pearly smile, consider cutting down your consumption and drinking with a straw where possible, as this will slow down the stains on your teeth. 

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If you have any concerns with the appearance of your teeth that you want to fix or to book a free cosmetic consultation, contact our team at Newstead Smiles or visit our website to learn more about our cosmetic services and show your smile off with pride.