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Can Porcelain Veneers Stain?

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Many people get cosmetic porcelain veneers as a way to correct the appearance of their teeth. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin and go over the top of your front teeth, creating a bright, white smile. One of the most common reasons people get porcelain veneers is to correct the appearance of stained or discoloured teeth. Cosmetic porcelain veneers are an effective and permanent way to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile and your overall self-confidence. Porcelain veneers are not porous in the way that teeth are and therefore won’t stain nearly as easily. They are also usually coated with a stain resistant resin that will, again, keep them brighter and whiter longer than normal teeth. Over time, however, even porcelain veneers can stain or become discoloured. This can happen if the resin wears away with age, leaving the veneers vulnerable to staining. It’s important to take great care of your…


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How To Wash A Night Mouthguard

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Night mouthguards, usually used to treat tooth grinding or overnight jaw clenching, are very common dental aids. In addition to mouth guards used for grinding or clenching, many people wear plastic retainers overnight. While useful for your overall health, night mouthguards and retainers can hold bacteria and can cause plaque buildup. It’s important that you take good care of your mouthguard and clean it daily in order to keep it in good condition and to protect yourself from potentially harmful bacteria. RINSE When you remove your night mouthguard in the morning, you should rinse it immediately in warm water. This will get any bits of plaque or other debris off right away. BRUSH After you rinse your mouthguard you should give it a light brush. Don’t use toothpaste, as this can scratch the plastic and wear down the mouthguard prematurely. Some people like to use a separate brush for their…


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