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Can You Get Cavities After Receiving Dental Veneers?

Woman smilingPorcelain dental veneers consist of thin sheets of ceramic that cover the front of the teeth in order to fix a cosmetic dental problem or restore a damaged tooth. These veneers are made of porcelain and are attached to the front of the tooth with dental concrete. Dental veneers are a simple and quick way to dramatically enhance the beauty of your smile.

Many people are curious about how porcelain veneers will affect the likelihood of dental cavities. Unfortunately, having veneers placed over the front of your teeth will not make you immune to common dental health problems.

How to Prevent Dental Cavities when Wearing Porcelain Veneers

Caring for your teeth after having veneers placed isn’t much different from caring for them before. As long as you continue practicing a good at-home oral hygiene routine and visiting the dentist regularly, you’ll be preventing dental cavities and other tooth problems, no matter what type of dental restoration you have. Below are a few tips to keep your teeth healthy once porcelain veneers have been placed:

  • Brush – You should still be brushing your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes at a time. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste. Don’t forget to brush your gums as well! 
  • Floss – Flossing daily is an important part of keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy. Flossing is the only way to clean bacteria, plaque, and food particles out from between the teeth where your brush isn’t able to reach.
  • Checkups – Lastly, make sure to visit Auburn Family Dental here in Wichita, Kansas every six months for a dental cleaning and a checkup. These regular visits will help to prevent dental problems and to detect any potential problems early on when they’re easier to treat.

To schedule your dental checkup or to learn more about porcelain veneers, please don’t hesitate to contact Auburn Family Dental. We’re committed to improving the smiles of those living in the Wichita, KS area!

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