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Are your front teeth discolored, chipped or spaced too far from each other? If so, you might try veneers. Veneers are thin, porcelain covers for your front teeth. They can conceal such issues, and because we can shape them to look like the more perfected form of your front teeth , they can make your smile look good.

However, in order for veneers to do their job, you need to keep them protected. They can get broken by a few things you might bite into without a second thought otherwise. These suggestions can also help you keep your natural teeth from getting broken as well.

Being wary of hard foods can help you. Hard foods can make your veneers useless before you know it. Ice is one of these things to look out for. Chewing Ice, for example, can put a serious damper on veneers and natural teeth as well. It might be okay to just let the ice melt in your mouth, but biting down on it can put your veneers and teeth at risk.

Aside from hard foods, there are a few other things you may want to consider not putting in your mouth. We understand how tempting it is to open a plastic bag with your teeth when it feels like less work than looking for scissors. However, this can risk breaking your veneers. On the whole, it is probably best not to chew things not meant for your mouth.

If you would like to consider veneers, or if you have veneers that need to be replaced, you can get the help of our dentists, Drs. Kim, Keber, and Bajwa. You can find them at our office, Litchfield Dental Care in Litchfield Park, Arizona. In order to schedule a visit, you can call us at 623-547-0307.