Making the Most of Your New Smile: Porcelain Veneers Aftercare Tips
You’ve officially done it! After dreaming of a sparkling, uniform smile, you decided to stop waiting. You visited Dr. Gabriel Ketemepi and Dr. Phillip Bayitse at Bethel Dental Clinic for lifelike veneers. Our welcoming team happily answered your questions and ensured you were comfortable and confident throughout the journey.
Now that you’ve left our welcoming Accra, Ghana office with your new veneers, you may be wondering what to do next.
Don’t stress – we’re here to make the process as worry-free as possible. By following these porcelain veneer aftercare tips, you can easily adjust to your beautiful smile.
Eat Soft, Simple Foods
Eating easy-to-chew food after your veneers have been placed can improve any discomfort. It can also protect your new smile. Stick to soft, room-temperature foods like applesauce, mashed potatoes, or yogurt. Talk to our Accra team if you have questions about what to eat and what to avoid.
Continue to Brush and Floss
Some patients may believe that they can avoid brushing their veneers because they no longer have exposed natural teeth. When it's actually best for your oral health to floss once a day and brush your teeth, tongue, and gums twice a day. If you feel discomfort, consider a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth.
Expect Slight Sensitivity
Feeling discomfort and sensitivity around your teeth and gums can be nerve-wracking. For veneers, though, this is often a part of the process. If this feeling lasts longer than a week or is unexpectedly intense, please reach out to our Accra dentists, Dr. Ketemepi and Dr. Bayitse.
Try a Saltwater Rinse
Gum swelling is a routine part of the veneer healing process. If approved by our dentists, you can naturally ease the inflammation with a saltwater rinse. Add a half or a whole teaspoon of salt to warm, filtered water and mix. Test the water’s temperature before you drink it since you should avoid hot drinks after veneer placement. Then, take a sip and swish the water around your mouth for 15-20 seconds. You can temporarily use this method for a few days, not exceeding more than three times a day.
Know When to Contact Us
It’s important when to know what goes beyond routine porcelain veneers aftercare and into a genuine concern. Sensations like excess saliva and trouble talking are normal. You may also take a few weeks to get used to the general feel of your veneers when eating or chatting. If you notice your veneers moving or breaking, immediately visit our dentists in Accra, Ghana.
Talk to Us About Veneers
Have questions about porcelain veneer aftercare? Want to know how placement works? Or are you interested in seeing if you’re a candidate? No matter where you are in the process, our knowledgeable Accra dentists are here to help when you need them.
Dr. Bayitse and Dr. Gabriel Ketemepi can guide you through the next steps and address any questions or concerns you may have about your beautiful new porcelain veneers.
Our patient-centered practice even offers flexible hours and financing options to make your experience easier. If you’re ready to begin, contact Bethel Dental Clinic or call (233) 030-277-1155.