Do I Need To Brush My Veneers? Yes – And Here’s Why!
So, you’re interested in getting porcelain veneers from Dr. Grossman at Indian Valley Dental. But how will you care for your new smile after veneer treatment in Souderton? Do you need to brush your veneers?
The short answer is “yes.” You’ll continue to brush and floss your teeth normally after you get veneers, and you’ll need to floss, too! Let’s get into the details, and explain why proper brushing and flossing are necessary to protect your new smile.
Your Natural Enamel Is Still Susceptible To Tooth Decay
First, it’s important to realize that porcelain veneers do not completely replace your natural enamel. They simply cover up the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers are attached to tooth material, and it’s entirely possible for your teeth to decay after you get veneers.
Tooth decay after veneers can ruin your smile and even lead to further dental health issues like infected teeth if it’s not treated. And the best way to fight back against tooth decay is to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, and floss once per day, too.
Along with routine six-month dental visits to Indian Valley Dental and a healthy diet, brushing your teeth at least twice per day will prevent tooth decay completely. This will keep both your natural teeth and your veneers in great shape.
Veneers Are Stain-Resistant, But Plaque And Tartar Can Build Up On Them
Veneers are made out of a special type of porcelain ceramic material that’s incredibly durable, strong, and completely resistant to stains. Unlike natural enamel, the porcelain used for veneers is non-porous. This means that staining particles cannot get into your veneers. Essentially, they're completely impervious to stains, unlike natural enamel.
However, your veneers can still become discolored. If you don’t brush and floss properly, plaque and tartar can build up on your teeth and your veneers. Tartar is typically brownish-yellow in color. While it can be removed during a teeth cleaning, it does discolor your smile and makes your teeth less appealing than they could be.
With proper brushing and flossing, you can reduce the amount of tartar that builds up on your teeth between six-month visits to Indian Valley Dental. Not only does this keep your smile looking great, but good oral hygiene also helps reduce your risk of cavities and gum disease.
Your Natural Enamel Can Become Stained, Causing An Uneven Smile
While veneers won’t be stained, your natural enamel can stain over time, and staining is more likely if you’re not brushing and flossing properly. Teeth that don’t have veneers may become discolored, causing an uneven smile.
While brushing and flossing can’t completely prevent stains, it does help with stain buildup, particularly if you use ADA-accepted whitening toothpaste. So by maintaining good brushing habits after you get veneers, you’ll keep your natural teeth looking brighter for a longer period of time too!
Interested In Veneers? Come To Indian Valley Dental For A Cosmetic Consultation!
If you’re interested in transforming your teeth with porcelain veneers in Souderton, Dr. Grossman and the team at Indian Valley Dental are here to help. Contact us online or give us a call at (215) 723-5531 to schedule a consultation with our team, and explore your options for cosmetic dentistry in Souderton.