Atlanta dental veneers are an amazing way to help your smile look it’s very best. Their unique characteristics make your teeth look straighter and whiter within just a couple of visits. But to keep your smile makeover looking great, you’ll want to care for your new dental veneers very carefully. Including flossing them on a daily basis.
A lot of people are surprised to learn that flossing veneers is ok to do. One of the common misconceptions about fixed restorations like veneers or even dental crowns is that flossing around them could pull the dental work off your tooth. That’s actually not the case!
Even though the porcelain in your veneer won’t decay, the tooth that it’s bonded to is always susceptible to bacterial plaque. Especially since veneers only cover about half of your visible tooth. The other surfaces need to be brushed and flossed each day to prevent cavities or infections like gum disease.
How to Safely Floss Dental Veneers
To safely floss around a dental veneer, gently slide the strand of floss up between your teeth and wrap it snuggly against one of your teeth. The floss should be in a “C” shape around the side of the veneer. Gently rub up and down the side of your tooth and veneer, allowing the strand of floss to gently slip under the edges of your gums. Repeat this several times, then lift the floss up and over your gum tissue, curving it around the next tooth.
Never force the floss up and down. If it catches on something, let our Atlanta cosmetic dentists know immediately.
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