Veneers are life-changing, they can do wonders in restoring your smile and your confidence! One of the many advantages of composite veneers is that they do not stain as easily as natural teeth do. This does not, however, mean they are exempt from discolouration and staining over time. If you’re interested in getting composite veneers in Buderim to cover up stains or brighten your smile, here are seven things you can do to ensure they stay pearly white for as long as possible.
1. Keep Them Clean, Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
It’s the obvious tip but it cannot be stressed enough that composite resin veneers need to be cleaned and cared for just like natural teeth. Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine is not something you should stop doing after getting a cosmetic dentistry treatment or dental restoration. This means brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily even after getting veneers.
2. Quit Smoking
In addition to all the negative health consequences and risks caused by smoking, it can also cause serious dental staining and discolouration. Over time, it can even cause discolouration on teeth with veneers. If you are looking for another sign to quit, here it is.
3. Minimise Staining Foods and Drinks
Consuming foods and drinks that are dark in colour or pigment is another common cause of tooth stains. This includes:
- Black coffee or tea
- Dark sauces such as soy sauce
- Red-coloured food and drinks like red wine, tomato-based sauces and curries
- Starchy foods like pasta
- Coloured lollies and confectionery
5. Avoid Teeth Grinding, Treat If Necessary
Teeth grinding, also known as Bruxism, is a relatively common condition where a person excessively grinds their teeth or clenches their jaw. It sometimes occurs while a person is asleep. The pressure from teeth grinding can damage and wear natural teeth as well as composite veneers over time, leading to discolouration.
If you are experiencing teeth grinding or symptoms such as tight or sore jaw muscles, sensitive teeth and flattened or damaged teeth, seek treatment as soon as you can.
6. Choose a Soft Toothbrush and Whitening Toothpaste
Soft toothbrushes that are more gentle on your teeth and gums are more effective for removing plaque build-up that can lead to stains and discolouration. Meanwhile, whitening toothpaste from dentist-approved brands are designed to improve the appearance of teeth by removing plaque-building and sometimes including ingredients that slightly whiten teeth over time.Using a quality toothbrush and toothpaste that your dentist approves of is a simple action you can take to care for your composite veneers and keep them clean, white and beautiful.
7. Regular Dental Check-Ups
This tip is a non-negotiable for everyone’s dental health care but especially for preventing staining. If you’ve had Composite Resin Veneer Treatment in Buderim (or anywhere in the world for that matter) and want to keep them free of stains and in a healthy condition, you need to make sure that your dental check-up and clean appointments stay regular.
Learn More: Schedule A Consultation For Dental Veneers in Buderim
Our dentists in Buderim at Comfort Dental Centre are the local go-to for all your dental veneers needs. If you are considering getting porcelain or composite veneers in Buderim, or already have veneers and are overdue for a check-up, we are here for you.
Our practice uses the latest technology to make your visit as easy and comfortable as possible. Contact us on 5370 8865 Or use our instant booking online system to set an appointment with one of our dentists today.