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Dr. Joseph Younger installed your new porcelain dental veneers to give you a long-lasting, white and appealing smile. Even though the porcelain shells won’t be vulnerable to tooth decay, they will still need some daily care and cleaning to maintain them.

It’s important to keep in mind that the dental veneers are only cemented over the faces of the teeth in your smile. The remainder of the tooth remains unchanged. So, you will need to brush and floss these teeth to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. The porcelain dental veneers are not microscopically porous like tooth enamel. This means they are only receptive to minor surface stains. Brushing with whitening toothpaste should be all that’s needed to maintain their lustrous white color between your regular dental checkup and cleaning.

It’s also important to note that porcelain is not as hard as natural tooth enamel. Recklessly biting into hard and crunchy foods could potentially chip the biting edge. You can still enjoy crunchy foods, but it’s a good idea to get in the habit of cutting them into chunks and popping them into your mouth.

If you have any questions or concerns about how to clean and maintain your dental veneers in Arden, North Carolina, you can always call Arden Dental Group at 828-684-9260 for further advice.