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By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
November 09, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Dental veneers can last up to 15 years, and sometimes more. When we talk about lasting we refer to them remaining in good shape and firmly attached to our teeth. A number of variables affect just how long before we need to have our veneers replaced, and many of these variables are very much within our control. Learn more by contacting Dr. Selena Marchan in Jacksonville, FL.

Keys to Longevity

The strategies for making sure we extend the life of our veneers are the same recommendations that professionals have for our natural teeth.

Good dental hygiene habits can keep our gums from receding from the veneer, which can lead to plaque accumulating, and because veneers allow us to keep so much of our tooth structure good dental health is necessary to preserve it.

An old adage, our teeth are not tools, so we need to avoid using them to open packages or bite our nails. Hard foods can similarly pose a danger to our veneers, and by hard foods, we mean hard candy, ice, and popcorn kernels, among others.

A mouthguard can preserve our smile, important if we practice sports and if we grind our teeth at night. For whatever the circumstance our dentist should be able to prescribe a custom-made guard.

Cutting back on staining foods and drinks can keep our veneers looking as great as when they were first put on. For those times we do indulge, rinsing just after, and daily brushing can be of great help.

Something we should consider cutting out completely is tobacco products, as they can not only stain our veneers but they can threaten the health of our gums and teeth.

Veneers in Jacksonville, FL

Veneers can radically transform our smile but, just like our natural teeth, they need to be properly cared for. So if you are interested in dental veneers or are looking for help making them last you can turn to our Jacksonville, FL, dentist Dr. Marchan and schedule a visit by dialing (904) 221-5678.

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