Can I Use Mouthwash if I Have Porcelain Veneers?

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 Mouthwash with astringent ingredients such as alcohol and witch hazel can loosen the bonding that holds porcelain veneers in place. This makes it important that you choose your mouthwash carefully after having this particular dental restoration placed. If you are concerned about which mouthwashes may be harmful to your porcelain veneers, Austin dentist Dr. John Schmid would be happy to provide guidance during your routine visits to our office.

Caring for Veneers

Porcelain veneers are durable and resilient, but they are not impervious to damage. This makes taking proper steps to care for your porcelain veneers very important. Fortunately, daily care of these strong and attractive cosmetic restorations does not require much, if any, alteration to your current oral hygiene routine.

To care for your porcelain veneers be sure to:

  • Brush after every meal with a soft bristled toothbrushand nonabrasive toothpaste 
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Visit our office every six months for professional cleanings

If you would like to add a mouthwash to your daily oral hygiene routine, simply choose one that does not contain astringents. This may be better for your oral health in the long-run anyhow as some ingredients in astringent mouthwashes are linked to soft-tissue irritation, black hairy tongue, and other oral health and beauty problems. Dr. Schmid would be happy to discuss these things in greater detail during your next visit.

If you are considering porcelain veneers in the Austin area, please contact Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule a consultation today.