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Tooth Veneers and Dental Cavities

Woman smiling in fieldPorcelain dental veneers are thin sheets of ceramic that cover the front of the teeth. These restoration options can help to fix a number of cosmetic dental issues, improving the look of your smile. Veneers are made of porcelain and attached to the teeth using dental concrete.

Many people have questions regarding the chances of developing dental cavities after having veneers placed. Unfortunately, veneers won’t protect your teeth from normal oral health problems. This is because having a veneer covering the front of the tooth will still leave the rest of the tooth just as vulnerable as it was before.

Cavities & Veneers

Luckily, while it’s just as easy to develop dental cavities with veneers, it’s also as simple to prevent them. Continuing your healthy at-home oral hygiene routine will prevent tooth decay, infections, and dental cavities no matter what type of dental restorations you have. Below are a few ways to make sure you’re properly caring for your dental health:

  • Brushing – You should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes at a time with fluoride toothpaste. Additionally, make sure you’re brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid doing damage to your tooth enamel.
  • Flossing – Flossing your teeth at least once a day is the only way to clean bacteria, plaque, and food debris from between the teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. Flossing is also the best way to prevent gum disease and gingivitis.
  • Checkups – Lastly, in addition to caring for your teeth at home, you also need to be keeping your regular dental checkups and cleanings every six months.

Here at Severance Dental, we want you to have a healthy, beautiful smile that you can be proud to show off. If you have questions about dental restorations or need to make an appointment for your family’s dental cleanings and checkups, please don’t hesitate to contact our Severance, Colorado family dental office today.

Posted on Oct 11, 2018

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