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Dental veneers are cosmetic shells that appear similar to your natural teeth and are cemented to the surfaces to enhance their appearance and improve the quality of the teeth. Some of the uses of dental veneers are to help teeth appear less crooked, close minor tooth gaps and whiten the appearance of teeth. Though dental veneers are known to be durable, they should receive proper care to help them keep your smile beautiful.

Dental veneers can be treated like natural teeth, but this means practicing proper dental habits such as brushing and flossing for plaque removal. Brush for two minutes twice every day, especially with a toothpaste that is non-abrasive so that the veneers aren’t scratched. A toothpaste for sensitive teeth is often ideal for dental veneers.

Avoid harmful tooth habits that could damage your dental veneers, including opening bottles with your teeth or gnawing on your fingernails or ice cubes, as these could crack the veneers and even break your natural teeth. Avoid risky beverages like soda and alcohol to maintain the quality of your dental veneers.

Visit the dentist regularly for dental checkups on your veneers so that they remain in good health. To discuss dental veneer care in Bellflower, California, call Dr. Andrew Lymn DDS at 562-866-6914 today and schedule a visit with our dentist, Dr. Andrew Lymn.