Lumineers® are a great way to improve the appearance of your teeth and gain more confidence in your smile, but it is important to know how to take care of Lumineers properly to ensure that they last for a long time. Although they are incredibly durable by nature, Lumineers can become stained or damaged over time without proper care.
By maintaining good Lumineers care, you can keep them in good condition for as many as 20 years. The following are four useful tips from a cosmetic dentist on how to make Lumineers last and ensure that they look great and preserve the health of the tooth properly.
The first and perhaps most important care tip when living with Lumineers is to practice good oral hygiene, which should include brushing several times each day, flossing and using mouthwash daily and consistently checking for any signs of an oral health concern. By doing so, the Lumineers can remain stain free for decades and more resistant to damage. Lumineers protect teeth, but it is also important to keep the mouth clean as well.
Although Lumineers are naturally resistant to most stains, they can still stain over time if proper care is not given to each one. Therefore, one of the main goals of Lumineers care is to prevent staining. The main culprits of stained Lumineers are probably harmful foods and drinks. Foods that contain tomato sauce and citrus fruits can lead to stains, as well as dark drinks such as coffee or tea.
One of the benefits of Lumineers is added protection for the surface of teeth, but it is still important to be careful and avoid damage. Teeth are vulnerable to damage in a number of ways, including a blow to the mouth during a sports activity, poor oral hygiene and grinding teeth while sleeping. Be sure to take the necessary precautions to prevent damage, and visit the cosmetic dentist if any occurs.
It is also important to visit the dentist regularly to ensure that Lumineers remain in good condition, look great and last for a long time. A cosmetic dentist can check to ensure that the Lumineers remain strong and are not vulnerable to damage. They can take the necessary actions to keep Lumineers protected long term.
Additionally, visiting the dentist regularly helps ensure that no oral health concerns develop that might jeopardize the condition of the Lumineers, such as periodontal disease, cavities or oral cancer.
No one should have to live with a smile that they are not confident showing off in public, and Lumineers are a great way to achieve the smile of your dreams. If you are interested in Lumineers and want to fix minor imperfections in your smile, then schedule a time to come for a visit to learn more about the treatment process.
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