Porcelain veneers help you achieve that dazzling smile and restore the natural function of your teeth. Just like the teeth they cover, damage is still possible, so you need to take care of them.
Here at Hermes London Dental Clinic, we always remind our patients that taking care of their veneers goes beyond basic dental hygiene. Other than polishing your veneers, quitting bad oral habits will help in their preservation.
Listed below are the behaviours you should leave behind to maintain the aesthetic appeal and function of your veneers.
Smoking cigarettes are the culprit for common dental problems, such as tooth stains and bad breath. It can also cause the veneer’s discolouration. Furthermore, smoking affects the cells of your gum tissues, making it vulnerable to bacterial infections. If you have problems regarding smoking cessation, our dentists will help you out with it.
Biting Your Nails
While nail biting is a habit that starts in childhood, it can find a way to reach into adulthood. For many, it is the easiest way to respond to stress. Nail biting, however, is bad for your veneers. It may cause fractures on your veneers and weaken them eventually. You can always find some ways to ease stress and anxiety, such as reading, talking to your friends and meditating.
Bruxism, more commonly known as teeth grinding, is one misunderstood habit and condition. It is difficult to resolve, as it is highly likely that you are not even aware of it. Grinding usually results in veneer fractures and tooth loss. Wear a mouth guard to keep your teeth from damage while sleeping. Try relaxation techniques to restrain yourself from grinding when stressed.
Take care of your veneers like the way you take care of your teeth. Practice oral hygiene and stay away from the habits mentioned above. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about veneers.