My roommate just got porcelain veneers. Tonight she was using a sonic toothbrush. I remember when my aunt got porcelain veneers and her dental hygienist ruined them with some kind of sonic tool. I told my roommate about that, but she said her dentist told her it was fine. How could the sonic thing ruin my aunt’s veneers but be fine for my roommate? I like her, but she’s sort of rich and spoiled and I don’t think she always values the awesome things she has. Yes, her parents can afford to get her new ones if these are damaged, but I’d hate to see all that money go to waste. Are her veneers in danger?
I am guessing what happened to your aunt was that her dental hygienist used something like a power prophy jet on her veneers during her cleaning. This will destroy the glaze on her veneers, which is what both gives it its shine as well as protects it from staining. Your aunt’s veneers would have begun picking up stains within a few days.
A sonic toothbrush does not have that same strength and capability. If you want to help your roommate, you can tell her about the power prophy jet for when she goes to see her dentist for a cleaning. She should also make sure her hygienist does not use acidulated fluoride which can etch the glazing.
One other tip is that the best toothpaste she can use is Supersmile Whitening Toothpaste. It was specifically developed for cosmetic work. Unlike over the counter whitening toothpastes, Supersmile does not use abrasives. It will safely keep her teeth, as well as her porcelain veneers white.
I can tell you are a caring friend. It’s great that you are looking out for others.