After you get your veneers, you may be wondering how you are supposed to take care of them? To learn more about brushing and flossing veneers, please keep reading. If you have any issues with your veneers or your post-care, we encourage you to call our Los Angeles celebrity dentist right away to set up a free consultation. We can address any concerns that you have.
Should I Be Flossing Veneers?
While veneers do not have the same decaying properties as your natural teeth, they still need to be taken care of. We strongly encourage you to keep up with your daily flossing habits even after you receive veneers.
Your veneers are not going to last as long as they should if you do not take care of them. They are not a hall pass from having good oral hygiene simply because they are not your natural teeth. Food residue can still get to your natural teeth to cause damage. Your veneers can stain without proper care.
You should also continue to see your dentist regularly as you did before your treatment. Some veneers can retain plaque. Reducing your plaque build-up will promote the longevity of your veneers.
How to Brush Your Veneers
You should continue to brush your teeth as usual after you get veneers. There are several things that can improve the way you are brushing and flossing veneers. You should aim to clean each side of your teeth, not just the part that shows when you smile.
You should brush front and back. You should floss in a downward motion and scrape down each side of each tooth in order to ensure you are removing all food residue.
Using a daily mouth wash can also keep your smile healthy and keep your veneers in good condition.
I’m Having Trouble Flossing Veneers
If you are having trouble maintaining your oral health because of your veneers, we urge you to get in to see our dentist right away.
Some patients are unable to fit floss between their teeth because of the way the veneers are placed. This can be addressed by our dentist, whether he placed your veneers or not. If veneers are placed too close together, it can hinder your ability to properly clean your teeth.
You should be able to get between your veneers with regular floss.
Call Our Los Angeles Celebrity Dentist
Our Los Angeles dentist has been providing smile makeovers for the community for many years. If you have any questions about brushing or flossing your veneers, we would be more than happy to help. Veneers are an investment that needs to be taken care of properly in order to get the most longevity out of them. Let us know if you have any questions about post-care. Get a free consultation set up with Dr. Mobasser right away.