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While getting dental veneers is a bit of an investment, it has the benefit of bringing a beautiful smile for years to come if cared for properly. Fortunately, caring for your new dental veneers is easy with a few simple tips. Follow these tips to keep your veneers in good shape.

While the porcelain veneers are not subject to tooth decay, the enamel of the underlying teeth is still vulnerable. So you will still need to include them in your daily hygiene routine of brushing and flossing your teeth twice per day. Brushing the veneers with a soft bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste helps maintain their polished appearance.

Keep in mind that the enamel of your natural teeth is harder than the porcelain veneers. Biting into hard foods, or chewing on things like pens and pencils can sometimes cause minor chips in the porcelain biting edge. If you want to eat hard, crunchy foods, you should get in the habit of cutting them into pieces and popping them into your mouth.

If you have questions about the best way to maintain your new dental veneers, please feel free to call North Fork Dental Care in Rexburg, Idaho, to schedule an appointment with Dr. James Thomason.