Glendale Cosmetic Dentist Reviews Post-Treatment Veneers and Lumineers Care

Written by Dr. McKay on Feb 12, 2013

Both veneers and Lumineers are attached directly to dental enamel in order to cover existing cosmetic problems. It is important to understand that once these restorations are attached to the dental enamel, they are not removable—that is the only times these restorations will be removed is by a professional dentists. So once you’ve had your Lumineers or veneers placed, how do you care for them?

Here are some tips from our Glendale cosmetic dentists:

1. Brush and floss normally

You should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day already. Perhaps you also use a mouthwash to boost your bacteria-fighting power. You should clean your Lumineers and veneers with the same level of care and precision that you use for your natural teeth.

2. See your dentist!

Just as your natural teeth need to be cleaned by a dentist to avoid bacterial build-up, your veneers also need some professional care and attention. A dentist will be able to thoroughly clean your veneers, check for problems, and fight periodontal infections that form at the gum line of your veneer or Lumineer.

3. Talk to your dentist about brightening options

Lumineers and veneers cannot be lightened with traditional teeth whitening formulations—these only work on natural enamel. However, these restorations are naturally stain-resistant, so you should be able to enjoy a bright smile for years. If, however, you have concerns about the brightness of your smile, talk to your dentist—over the counter whitening products won’t whiten your restorations.

As you can see, caring for both Lumineers and veneers is pretty straightforward. With diligent care, you can preserve health, attractive cosmetic restorations for up to a decade! Give our Glendale cosmetic dental office a call if you’d like to get more information about either Lumineers or porcelain veneers.