Caring for porcelain veneers: Advice from your dentist in Los Angeles, CA

Porcelain Veneers in Los Angeles CA - Image for Porcelain VeneersYou have taken a big step toward improving the appearance of your smile and boosting your self-confidence by deciding to get porcelain veneers. Cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Don Mungcal, shares these tips to help you enjoy your new smile for many years.

What to do

  • Practice good home oral hygiene. In Dr. Mungcal's experienced hands, veneers are very dependable. However, national statistics show that about six percent of veneer failures are related to tooth decay, and 13 percent to gum disease. Brush at least two times a day with non-abrasive, fluoride toothpaste and a soft toothbrush. Give extra attention to the margin, where veneers meet the gum line. Floss gently but thoroughly before bedtime.
  • Wear a mouth guard if you participate in contact sports. A night guard will shield your teeth and veneers from excessive clenching or grinding during sleep. If you are a severe bruxer, Dr. Mungcal may suggest alternatives to porcelain veneers.

What to avoid

  • Aggressive brushing. It can cause gum recession.
  • Whitening toothpaste. It is abrasive and will scratch porcelain.
  • Excessive force. Keep fingernails, pens, ice, and other hard objects out of your mouth. Avoid biting directly into very hard foods, such as raw carrots.
  • Temperature extremes. It is a good ideal to drink icy beverages with a straw, and let hot drinks cool a little to spare your veneers the stress of rapid expansion and contraction.
  • Staining beverages. Porcelain resists stains, but the cement that bonds your veneers in place may pick up pigments from coffee, tea, red wine, or cola.
  • Tobacco. Smoking and smokeless tobacco stain teeth and veneer cement and contributes to gum disease and oral cancers.

The team at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles, CA is confident you will be pleased with your new smile. We'll do all we can to help you keep it brilliant and healthy. Call us at 213-863-9464 for more information on porcelain veneers.
  • Dr. Don Mungcal
  • Dr. Elizabeth Loftus
  • Dr. Ghalambor
As the cornerstone and founder of Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal is a proactive and exceptionally talented dentist who is determined to contribute to the health and wellbeing of his community by attending to their dental care needs.

With over 28 years of experience and service, Dr. Mungcal makes it his responsibility to be the best version of himself by being his patients’ go-to point for any and all dental concerns. In addition to being meticulous in his work ethic, he is also an individual who understands development and change. He updates and informs himself constantly through various continuous educational programs that he undertakes. He also invests in the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide world-class dental services.

Dr. Mungcal graduated from UCLA and the University of the Pacific Dental School and is presently a member of several acclaimed medical associations, including the California Dental Society.

Dr. Elizabeth Loftus is a qualified dentist from Sacramento who truly loves the art of dentistry and helping people with their oral health and dental needs. She pursued her higher education at USC, where her initial area of focus was biomedical engineering.

However, after an internship undertaken at a dental office, she came to the realization that dentistry was her true calling, and then onwards dedicated her time and energy to serving dental care patients to the best of her ability.

She is an advocate for positive dental experiences for her patients and making sure they always are relaxed and calm whenever they undergo dental procedures.

One of the three pillars of Downtown Dental, Dr. Ghalambor is recognized for his commitment to preventive dentistry and ensuring that his patients have a positive attitude towards oral health and dental care.

Upon graduating from Hope International University and USC, he continues to provide his patients with genuine and quality treatment. His passion for dentistry goes beyond the title of a dentist and is more than just a job to him. Dr. Ghalambor has spent his time on international humanitarian visits to rural areas in countries where he assisted in providing complimentary dental services for poverty-stricken communities.

His commitment and passion are what makes him stand out amongst his colleagues as a dental professional.

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