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The porcelain dental veneers installed on your teeth by Dr. John McAllister will give you a winning smile for many years to come. At the same time, there are a few things to keep in mind to help you maintain and extend the life of your veneers.

It’s important to remember that the veneers are only cemented to the face of each tooth in your smile. The remainder of the tooth enamel is still vulnerable to tooth decay. This means you will need to diligently brush and floss these teeth twice each day to keep them strong and healthy.

Your natural tooth enamel is also harder than the porcelain biting edge of the veneer. If you regularly eat hard and crunchy foods, you might want to develop a habit of cutting them into chunks and popping them into your mouth.

The porcelain material the veneers are made out of is only receptive to minor surface stains. If you have premolars, incisors or other teeth that are partially visible in your smile and you enjoy dark foods and beverages, they could stain them in contrast to the veneers.

If you have questions about the best way to maintain your new porcelain dental veneers in Hickory, North Carolina, you can always call McAllister Dentistry at 828-322-6731 to seek professional advice from your dentist.