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If you are familiar with dental veneers, you probably know that these cosmetic shells bond to weakened or misshapen teeth to improve the health and appearance of your smile. Dental veneers are used for many reasons, including correcting crooked teeth, whitening your smile, and closing gaps between teeth. One important benefit of dental veneers is that they can cover a cracked tooth to enhance its strength and beauty.

As you know, in order to keep a tooth strong and healthy, you should brush and floss daily. To maintain proper hygiene, brush for at least two minutes, two times a day, using a non-abrasive toothpaste so that your tooth enamel does not wear down. If you have tooth sensitivity, choose a toothpaste designed to strengthen sensitive teeth.

Once you receive your new dental veneers, you can protect it by using your teeth properly. For example, don’t open bottles with your mouth or chew on your fingernails or on ice or pens. Truthfully, you should abstain from these practices even if you don’t have veneers because they can damage your teeth. If you have dental veneers, these things can crack your veneers and you will need to receive replacement veneers. Similarly, you should limit your intake of sugary drinks and alcohol to avoid bringing harm to your dental veneers.

To learn more about the benefits of dental veneers and how you should care for a veneer, please call David Sudimack at 575-522-7320 today. Our dentists, Dr. Phillip Born, Jr., Dr. David Sudimack, and Dr. Drew Marketto, are happy to speak with you!