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3 Things to Never Do with Dental Veneers

Posted on 12/23/2021 by Dr Jonathan Ford
3 Things to Never Do with Dental VeneersDental veneers are an excellent way to fix various dental flaws. These oral appliances can transform your smile significantly. Veneers are placed over your existing teeth to conceal dental flaws like cracks, chips, and stains. Taking good care of your dental veneers is paramount in ensuring their durability. However, using tobacco, biting hard objects, and drinking highly pigmented can negatively affect the effectiveness of veneers and how they last.

Using Tobacco

One of the things you should never do when wearing dental veneers is smoking tobacco. While these appliances are resistant to stains, cigarette smoke can stain the composite that's part of the veneers. Continued use of tobacco, either by chewing or smoking, will create a brown or yellow tinge on your teeth. This will affect your dental veneers significantly. Therefore, you should avoid using tobacco and stick to healthy living.

Biting Hard Objects

When dental veneers are exposed to excessive pressure, they might crack or dislodge your teeth. Such kind of pressure can be caused by using your teeth to open bottled drinks or packages. Furthermore, habits like biting fingernails and pencils can also damage your dental veneers. Therefore, it is a good idea to avoid chewing on hard items. Habits like chewing on pencils and pens can be prevented by using safer alternatives.

Drinking Highly-Pigmented Liquids

As much as dark-colored drinks won't stain dental veneers, they will stain the edge of your tooth that meets the veneer. This will affect the appearance of your veneers and your smile in general. Therefore, you should avoid using such drinks on a regular basis. Some of the highly-pigmented drinks include dark tea, soda, coffee, and red wine. You should also avoid consuming alcohol because it can damage your enamel. This will affect the positioning of dental veneers. Get in touch with us for more information on how to care for your dental veneers.

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