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A Guide to Aftercare Series – How to Care for Your New Teeth

The day has finally arrived where you can fix that damaged tooth or straighten out your pearly whites to achieve the smile of your dreams, however masked by the elation caused by the final results, people often forget about the aftercare to ensure that their teeth stay perfect and healthy. Following the cosmetic treatment, the appearance of teeth will be pristine, although they can become damaged over time if they are not taken care of correctly.

Over the next few months we will provide you with a series of aftercare guides specifically looking at how to care for your teeth after various types of dental treatments. These include fillings, crowns and bridges, teeth whitening, veneers and braces. The tips in each series will provide the best ways to care for your teeth and to ensure an everlasting bright smile.

1st Edition – How To Take Care Of Veneers

Edition 1 in our aftercare guide series will look at how to look after your teeth correctly after having veneers fitted.

The main purpose of veneers is to improve the appearance of the front teeth; particularly teeth which are discoloured, stained or chipped.

After having veneers fitted, you will probably feel some sensitivity to hot or cold food and drink. This is likely to disappear after a few days.

It is important to take care of them so that you don’t compromise their appearance.  Some of the most common problems that come from poor maintenance of veneers include:

  • Decaying of underling tooth
  • Cracking / Breaking
  • Staining

Maintaining your veneers are very simple to look after – just treat them like your normal teeth!

Upholding an appropriate oral health routine and brushing at least twice a day is essential so that the teeth underneath the veneers don’t begin to decay. Decaying can cause painful toothache as well as the risk that the tooth may no longer be able to hold the veneer.

Breakages and cracks in the veneer can occur as people often mistakenly think that they are as strong as their natural teeth. In reality, veneers are more brittle than natural teeth so extra care must be taken when eating rigid foods. It is suggested that when eating these foods, they are cut up into smaller pieces and back teeth are used to chew them.

Staining is a potential issue with all cosmetic dentistry treatments, and veneers are no different. It is important to have a healthy diet and only eat strong pigmented and sugary foods in moderation, so that the veneers don’t change colour.

For more information about veneers having veneers fitted, take a look at our veneers page! Or if you would like to book an appointment, call 01952 460199 or use our online booking form!

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