Dental Veneers: What You Should Know

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If you aren’t happy with the appearance of your teeth, don’t forget to consider the benefits of dental veneers. Veneers are thin shells placed over your natural teeth. These shells are made to match the color of your teeth and to cover imperfections such as gaps, chips, and spots on your pearly whites. While your veneers are strong and built to last, there are a few things you should do to care for them.

Normal brushing and flossing won’t damage your veneers. In fact, brushing and flossing is extremely important if you’re interested in preserving your veneers for as long as possible. So you should remember to brush your teeth like you would normally—for two minutes at a time twice a day. You should also floss daily.

While it’s important for you to brush your teeth, it’s also important for you to use the right type of toothpaste. Abrasive toothpastes, specifically toothpastes with calcium carbonate or silica, can actually damage your teeth, and your veneers. Toothpaste made for sensitive teeth is generally a good option, but if you’re interested in other choices, we’ll be happy to offer you a few recommendations.

Finally, please remember that you shouldn’t bite down on ice, pens, or metal. Doing so can crack your veneers. If you’d like to learn more about how you can care for your veneers, please don’t hesitate to give Hudson Dental Care a call at 770-438-1520. Dr. Vivian Hudson and the rest of our team are excited to hear from you soon!