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Your dental veneers are designed to last as long as 20 years, but that doesn’t mean they’re invincible. To help your new smile last, our team at Shanker Dental suggests that you take action from Day 1 and follow these steps:

– Know your veneer type: At Shanker Dental, you can choose between porcelain and resin veneers. Dr. Bennett R. Shanker may suggest specified care treatment based on the material that makes up your veneers.

– Brush and floss daily: Avoid abrasive toothpaste, or else you may scratch the surface of your veneers. Within the first few days of application, your teeth may feel sensitive, due to the removal of a small portion of tooth enamel.

– Avoid hard and sticky foods: Veneers are made of durable material, but they are brittle like glass. Certain foods, such as caramel apples and the shells of pistachio nuts, could crack your veneers.

– Beware of bruxism: If you have a habit of clenching or grinding your teeth, notify Dr. Bennett R. Shanker so that he can recommend a bite guard to protect your teeth (and veneers) while you sleep.

If you’re concerned about the state of your dental veneers in Bridgeton, New Jersey, contact our office at 856-455-1183. Dr. Bennett R. Shanker is happy to meet with you and discuss dental veneer care in depth. Don’t hesitate to give us a call!