You may have struggled with your teeth for a long time. Staining, chips, cracks, asymmetry, and other issues have plagued you for years, and you need a solution. Porcelain veneers are one of the quickest and safest ways to achieve the smile makeover you want; but before you go through the process, learn a few important lessons that will save you time and money after you get your veneers.
Lesson 1: Care for the Veneers Correctly
It’s absolutely essential that you take responsibility for the daily care of your porcelain veneers. Their lifespan is directly related to how well you take care of them. You should brush them twice a day as directed by your Singapore dentist. Be sure to use a non-abrasive toothpaste that is gentle yet effective. Floss every day, or more often if you notice food particles wedged between your teeth.
Lesson 2: Find the Right Hygienist for Cleanings
Don’t let a dental hygienist use any sort of abrasive polish on your veneers. Make sure that the chosen dental clinic in Singapore knows how to handle veneers properly for your regular cleanings. If you’re not sure about submitting your shiny veneers to the care of your current dentist, call Orchard Scotts Dental to set up a cleaning appointment. Our care team is experienced in dealing with all types of cosmetic dentistry and services, and we will help you keep your porcelain veneers beautiful and clean.
Lesson 3: Cut Up Your Food
Biting into hard or tough foods with your veneer-covered front teeth can cause extra wear and tear on the veneers. Instead of picking up a big piece of beef or an apple and biting into it with your front teeth, cut smaller bite-sized pieces and place them into your mouth with your fork, where you can chew with your back molars and avoid placing too much stress on your veneers.
Lesson 4: Eliminate Some Beverages and Foods
Having porcelain veneers does affect your lifestyle a bit. If you eat too much curry or too many colour-saturated beverages like red wine, black tea, or coffee, you’ll probably notice some staining on your veneers. Eliminate these foods and drinks or enjoy them in moderation. If you do get stains, visit your Singapore dentist so he can polish them away.
Lesson 5: Get a Night Guard
Do you clench your teeth frequently or grind your teeth when you’re sleeping? Invest in a night guard that fits into your mouth and absorbs some of that harmful impact. The night guard can keep your veneers from being cracked or worn down by the grinding of the teeth or clenching of the jaw.
Are you ready to obtain your porcelain veneers from a respected dental clinic in Singapore? Visit Orchard Scotts Dental in our convenient new location at Liat Towers on Orchard Road. You’ll enjoy your experience in our comfortable, inviting, and modern offices; and one day soon, you may walk out with your very own set of gleaming veneers— the beautiful smile that you deserve.
Source: Real Self (2016)