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Have Veneers? Make Sure to Use the Right Toothpaste!

August 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkics @ 4:49 pm
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Although veneers can be completed in as little as two appointments and are one of the most cost-effective treatments in the long run, they still require an investment of your time and money. So, naturally, you want them to last as long as possible. Choosing the right toothpaste for your veneers is a key part of that! To learn what to look out for when picking one, read on.

First, Why Does the Type of Toothpaste Matter?

Since veneers are crafted from high-quality, durable materials like porcelain, you may be wondering why the type of toothpaste matters. While regular toothpaste won’t do noticeable damage (at least at first), it can leave behind microscopic scratches. Over time, this can cause your veneers to look dull and discolored. That’s why it’s so important that you choose the right toothpaste.

Which Type of Toothpaste Is Best for Veneers?

Naturally you may be wondering, “Which toothpaste should I get?” While searching through the countless brands at your local store, keep an eye out for toothpastes that don’t have abrasive ingredients, like baking soda, in them. It’s also best to steer clear of whitening toothpastes since they often have harsh ingredients, like hydrogen peroxide. If you’re at a complete loss while looking through the options, don’t worry – you can always ask your dentist for their recommendation!

6 Additional Ways to Prolong the Lifespan of Your Veneers

It’s not one habit that will keep your veneers in pristine condition; the key is a multitude of good habits! With this in mind, make sure to:

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to brush
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day (or after every meal)
  • Floss and rinse with mouthwash daily
  • Get a dental checkup and cleaning every six months
  • Limit your intake of sugary foods and beverages
  • Avoid unhealthy dental habits, like chewing on ice, biting your nails, and smoking

Although veneers are relatively hassle-free, it’s still a good idea to make some little tweaks to your oral hygiene routine. While changes like switching to a different toothpaste may seem small, they will play a big role when it comes to the longevity of your results!

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