I’ve read that sonic toothbrushes should be avoided on veneers as the vibrations could affect the bond between the veneer and the natural tooth. Is this true? Do you think and electric brush without sonic technology is better for veneers?
That is not true, that a sonic toothbrush will weaken the bond of porcelain veneers or make them loose.
I looked on the Internet to see where you might have found this erroneous information. I found a website of a dentist in Nebraska who is giving that advice about caring for your porcelain veneers – but my guess it that comes from his own reasoning, because the research does not substantiate that.
The University of Missouri at Kansas City did a study that was published in 1998 where they brushed teeth with porcelain veneers on them for two years with a sonic toothbrush and found that there was no loss of bond strength.
The Sonicare toothbrush is an excellent toothbrush, great at removing plaque. Oral B also makes an excellent sonic toothbrush, as does Supersmile. Any one of them is fine for use with porcelain veneers. Click here to read our page on sonic toothbrushes.
Read more about the post-operative care of porcelain veneers.
About David A. Hall
Dr. David A. Hall was one of the first 40 accredited cosmetic dentists in the world. He practiced cosmetic dentistry in Iowa, and in 1990 earned his accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is now president of Infinity Dental Web, a company in Mesa, Arizona that does advanced internet marketing for dentists.
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