Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the surfaces of teeth, providing a quick and long-lasting fix for teeth that are stained, chipped, misaligned, or irregularly shaped. They’re an excellent way to help craft a natural-looking smile.
With the treatment becoming increasingly popular among Etwall Dental Practice patients, we’d like to offer some of our best tips for maintaining dental veneers, so that you can maximise their longevity. With just six simple tips, you can help ensure that you do not have to get your veneers replaced early.
The number one recommendation for all treatments available at Etwall Dental Practice is to continue practicing good oral health. Brush regularly using non-abrasive toothpaste at least twice a day, or ideally after every meal. Flossing at least once a day also helps remove particles caught between teeth. Finally, rinsing an alcohol-free antiseptic mouthwash around your mouth to ensure holistic cleaning. Excessive exposure to alcohol can soften the bonding agent that holds the veneers to your teeth, so be wary of the products you use day-to-day.
It’s no surprise that grinding your teeth has detrimental effects on them. The same goes for veneers. If you suffer from Bruxism, the tendency to grind or clench your teeth while sleeping, speak with one of the Etwall Dental Practice dentists as soon as possible. A night time bite guard can be prepared, often referred to as an occlusal guard. Wearing this device will help relieve stress on your veneers, helping them last far longer than without it.
Despite their durability, veneers can still chip and break. Normal foods should not present a problem but it’s wise to avoid chewing on hard materials such as your nails, ice or even everyday pens.
Maintaining good oral health forms but a small part of all round health. Participating in sports is an important part of this, so it’s important to protect your veneers during potential physical contact. Invest in a mouth guard to avoid potential trauma.
As is the case with natural teeth, veneers can be stained. You should limit foods that are pertinent to tooth discolouration. Food and drink such as coffee, red wine, tea, soy sauce, and berries can be consumed but try to keep it infrequent. Smoking is another major source of stains. Cutting down or even quitting will not only improve your overall health, but it will also help keep your veneers looking like a white, natural smile.
Routine dental check-ups are vital to maintaining good oral health. Taking responsibility of your dental care and visiting your dentist roughly every six months helps to protect both your teeth and veneers, ensuring potential problems are spotted before they become a major issue. Not only this but your dentists will use professional equipment to polish your veneers and preserve their look.
Your oral health and dental care is at the forefront of all we do. If you feel as though you may require veneers, please get in touch with us via phone on 01283 733391 or fill out our contact form and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Following the governments most recent announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020 of second national lockdown, we would like to reassure all of our patients that we shall continue to REMAIN OPEN and we endeavour to look after your oral health.
Since our initial opening on 8th June, following the first lockdown, we have implemented strict measures by enhancing our infection control standards to ensure we can continue to practice in a COVID SECURE way for our staff and patients. We now know a lot more about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we shall ensure this is revised when any new information is presented so that we can continue to work safely and protect our NHS where possible. As we are a medical facility, all staff will continue to wear PPE and we encourage all patients to adhere to the measures in place on visiting the practice.
We have made it our upmost priority to keep all of our patients and staff safe throughout these challenging times. If you are required to self-isolate or have any Coronavirus symptoms please follow the government guidelines and we would be happy to rearrange your appointment to a suitable alternative.
Can we remind all patients that face masks are mandatory on entering Etwall Dental Practice and your temperature shall be measured by a member of staff at the door.
We hope you and your families stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Etwall Dental Team