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Caring for Your New Dental Veneers

Woman flossing her dental veneer

Now that you’ve completed your smile makeover in Somerville, you want your investment to last as long as possible. But just like your natural teeth, veneers aren’t invincible. Aside from not using them as “tools” to open packages, there are a few other things to keep in mind if you want to help them look dazzling for years to come.


Floss Them Daily

The margins of your veneers rest against your natural teeth, and like crowns, they can provide a prime location for plaque biofilm to collect over time. To prevent the edges from leaking or developing decay around them, it’s important to thoroughly clean them each day.

In addition to brushing along your gums, it’s important to floss (flossing will not pull your veneers off.)


Use Non-Abrasive Toothpaste

Gritty toothpastes or brushing with baking soda isn’t recommended for porcelain restorations such as veneers. Using it could cause the surface to scratch and look dull, making it easy for stain to accumulate. If you need any guidance as to which toothpaste is best, just ask our Somerville dentist.


Wear a Mouthguard During Athletic Activities

The last thing you want to happen to your new veneers is for them to accidentally break. If you’re physically active and tend to participate in athletic activities, we recommend having a sports mouthguard made that will fit snuggly around your teeth (and veneers) to prevent the risk of traumatic injuries.



Book a Checkup Every Six Months 

Seeing your Somersmiles Dentist twice a year keeps your smile healthy and allows us to intervene if problems are starting to develop between checkups. We’ll also take digital X-rays from time to time, to assess areas that aren’t visible during your clinical exam.

At Somersmiles Dental, we want you to feel confident about the way your teeth look and feel. Our dentist in Somerville is committed to helping you enjoy the fullest advantages of your new smile makeover!