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Your Cosmo Dental dentist installed your dental veneers to give you a white and winning smile. Even though the porcelain shells won’t be vulnerable to tooth decay, they will still need some daily care and cleaning to maintain them.

The underlying tooth enamel and the other surfaces of the teeth can still develop cavities, so you will need to brush and floss these teeth to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. The veneers are not microscopically porous like tooth enamel. This means they are only receptive to minor surface stains. Simply brushing with a whitening toothpaste should be all that’s needed to maintain their lustrous white between your regular dental checkup and cleaning.

Porcelain is not as hard as natural tooth enamel. Recklessly biting down into hard and crunchy foods could potentially chip the porcelain biting edge. You can still enjoy crunchy foods, but it’s a good idea to get in the habit of cutting them into chunks and popping them in your mouth.

If you have any questions or concerns about how to clean and maintain your dental veneers, you can always call Cosmo Dental’s clinic in San Francisco, California at 415-800-7594 for further advice from Dr. Olga Antipova.

We look forward to helping you maintain your white and winning smile for many years to come!