While great advances have been made with dental veneers the truth is that are one of the most delicate cosmetic dentistry procedures you can have placed in your mouth. This is because by their very nature porcelain veneers are just a thin strip of porcelain that is bonded to your teeth to change the appearance of your smile. In fact, one of the ways in which become damaged is by overzealous cleaning habits. However, with a little care while cleaning your teeth you can make sure that you are well taken care of, remain clean and white, and do not get damaged. When you first have dental veneers placed in your mouth they may become sensitive to the touch for a few days.
However, once the initial sensitivity has worn off you will find that you do not even notice the veneers in your mouth at all. Your Essex dentist can show you the proper technique for brushing and flossing on and around your veneers. Because brushing and flossing too hard can lead to chips or other types of damage you may have to brush and floss differently than you are used to. If you still feel sensitivity while cleaning your teeth once the veneers have been in place a couple of week make an appointment with your Essex dentist so that they can help you get the right technique down and so that they can check your veneers to make sure they have been placed properly. Once you have the right brushing technique down you will want to take a look at the tools you are using. Always use a soft bristled brush so that there is minimal wear and tear on your teeth due to brushing.
You may also want to use special toothpaste designed to clean porcelain veneers. It is not absolutely necessary, but toothpaste designed for veneers can help keep them from becoming stained. Additionally, you can choose to just use whitening toothpaste which will also help your veneers stay whiter for a longer period of time. Cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers are undergone by patients every day so that they can enjoy the benefits of having a beautiful and healthy looking smile. If you are going to spend a good amount of money having these type of procedures why not do your best to keep your teeth and the veneers in good shape by cleaning them the right way.