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Your choice to have dental veneers placed has brought you the beautiful smile that you have always yearned of. It is important to know how to care for your new smile. Adapting some new everyday dental habits will help ensure that they provide you with your ideal smile for many years to come.

Even though the porcelain veneers will not get tooth decay, they will still need to be included in your daily oral hygiene regimen. Be sure you brush and floss all of your teeth twice a day. If possible, try to brush your veneers with a soft bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste to help maintain their polished appearance.

When you are eating, try to remember that your natural tooth enamel is going to be harder than the porcelain biting edge of the veneer. Biting down on hard and crunchy foods can cause minor chips in the biting edge of your veneers. You can still eat hard, crunchy foods, but it is good to get in the habit of cutting these foods into chunks and popping them into your mouth, rather than biting them off.

If you have questions about the best way to maintain your new dental veneers, please feel free to call us at 810-667-3535 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you maintain your new, appealing smile for many years to come.