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Dental Cavities and Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic tiles that cover the front of the teeth to fix or restore a variety of cosmetic dental issues. They are made of porcelain and attached to the tooth enamel using dental concrete. Dental veneers are a simple and easy way to dramatically enhance the look of your smile.

Unfortunately, having veneers won’t make your smile immune to the usual dental health issues. This is because while porcelain veneers cover the front surface of the tooth, the rest of the tooth is still just as vulnerable to dental problems.

Preventing Dental Cavities with Porcelain Veneers

Luckily, it’s quite simple to avoid dental cavities once porcelain veneers have been placed. If you keep up a healthy oral hygiene routine, you’ll be preventing cavities no matter what types of dental restorations you have. Below are a few ways you should already be caring for your teeth:

  • Brushing – Your whole family should be brushing at least twice daily for two minutes at a time. Brush gently with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush.
  • Flossing – Making sure to floss at least once a day is the only way to clean food debris and plaque from between the teeth. This is also a great way to prevent gum disease.
  • Dental Visits – Lastly, make sure you’re visiting Meadows Family Dentistry every six months for a dental cleaning and a checkup. Dr. Polson can also check to make sure your veneers are still in good shape.

If you have veneers and you’re concerned about dental cavities, please contact Meadows Family Dentistry here at our Castle Rock, Colorado family dental office.

Posted on Apr 27, 2020
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