Bad oral bacteria are the cause of tooth decay and gum disease. Both of these conditions can destroy your teeth and your gums. Worse, gum disease can also destroy the bone that supports your teeth. That's why you need to do all you can to prevent bad strains of oral bacteria, like streptococcus mutans, from thriving in your mouth.
The following bad habits can cause bad oral bacteria to thrive and multiply in your oral cavity.
Porcelain isn't porous like enamel. Unfortunately, this can become a problem if you wish to whiten your teeth uniformly. Because the whitening gel cannot penetrate porcelain as it can enamel, you can't change the color of porcelain veneers with whitening. This means that your natural teeth could end up whiter or darker than your porcelain veneers post-whitening.
Fortunately, you can avoid this issue if you take care when whitening. By whitening your teeth in the following way, you can ensure that the shade of your natural teeth matches that of your porcelain veneers.