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The dental veneers installed on your smile by your dentist, Dr. Pete Olberding, are made from a porcelain material that is not vulnerable to tooth decay. So, there are a few everyday tips to keep in mind that help you take good care of your dental veneers in West Des Moines, Iowa.

All of the teeth in your mouth need to be brushed and flossed. It’s important to remember that the veneers are only on the faces of the teeth in your smile. You will need to diligently maintain the rest of the natural tooth enamel.

When you’re eating, it’s important to remember that your natural tooth enamel is significantly harder than the porcelain biting edge of your dental veneers. Try to develop the habit of cutting hard foods into chunks and popping them into your mouth rather than biting into them.

The porcelain material of your dental veneers will only be subject to minor surface staining. However, the enamel of your natural teeth is still receptive to deeper staining. If you have premolars or other teeth that are partially visible in your smile and you enjoy tooth-staining products, those teeth could stain in a way that is noticeable compared to the white veneers.

If you have questions about the best way to maintain your new dental veneers, you should call E. P. True Dental - West Des Moines, IA at (515) 224-9899 to set up a with our experienced dental team.