Direct composite veneers are more affordable than other veneers but they still manage to look and feel like more expensive options. However, direct composite veneers are constructed out of a less durable material. This makes them more susceptible to damage, including staining. The staining is not as excessive as the staining that your natural teeth may experience. However, removing stains from composite veneers can be tricky. Therefore, it is always important to protect your teeth from stains. Fortunately, there are a few oral treatments that you can use to protect your direct composite veneers from stains.
Sweet Orange Oil Rinse
Sweet orange oil is created using the skin of the fruit. The oil is used as a natural cleanser in anything from home care to dental care because it works effectively to remove stains. You can incorporate the oil into your dental care routine by creating a rinse. Place the skins of two sweet oranges in a medium-sized pot filled with water. Allow the pot to boil and remove it from the stove. Add three drops of sweet orange essential oil. Wait for the rinse to cool, then use it after brushing your teeth. Hold the rinse in your mouth for a few minutes before spitting. Use this rinse in the morning and at night in order to prevent staining on your direct composite veneers.
Lemon Oil Rinse
Lemons are extremely versatile. They can be used to do anything from fight off colds to treat dental infections. The skin of the lemon is used to create the lemon oil. Lemon oil is just as versatile as fresh lemons. The oil is commonly used in dental care to fight off bacteria. In addition, the oil functions as a natural whitener. The antibacterial properties in lemon oil aid to remove food and other contaminants that cause staining. A simple lemon rinse can be used to protect your direct composite veneers. Fill a cup with hot water and add a slice of fresh lemon to the water, then add two drops of lemon oil. Allow the mixture to cool, then use it to clean your mouth. Move the mixture around your veneers and keep it in your mouth for a few minutes before spitting. Use the rinse first thing in the morning and before going to bed.
Direct composite veneers are an affordable way to give your damaged teeth new life. Use these oral treatments to protect them and prevent stains. Before using any rinses, be sure to check with your dentist, such as Leidenheimer Dental Group Inc, to make sure it's OK.