Cavities Forming Behind Porcelain Veneers
Cavities forming behind porcelain veneers is unlikely, but not entirely impossible. Porcelain itself is impervious to tooth decay and when placed by an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Kevin Sands, most often acts as a protectant for the underlying tooth. However, should you lapse in your dental hygiene routine, cavities can form beneath a veneer, resulting in damage to your natural tooth.
During your Beverly Hills porcelain veneers consultation, Dr. Sands will be happy to discuss the most effective ways to keep your teeth healthy following your procedure.
How to Prevent Cavities
It is important that you visit Dr. Sands twice yearly for professional cleanings and examinations, but the most effective ways to prevent cavities are making wise every-day choices. Try to avoid sugary foods and beverages. Not only are these things void of any nutritional value, they can quickly lead to serious oral health issues.
In addition, make sure you:
- Brush your teeth after every meal and snack – use a soft bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste formulated for dental veneers to avoid scratching
- Floss at least once a day – twice is optimal, but even one thorough flossing can remove food particles and plaque from in between your teeth, reducing your chance of decay
These simple steps take next to no time and are an incredibly effective way to help prevent cavities and keep both your veneers and teeth healthy and strong for years to come.
To learn more about porcelain veneers, please contact Kevin B. Sands, D.D.S. to schedule a consultation at our comfortable Beverly Hills, California office.Previous Post Next Post