By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
January 12, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

VeneersPorcelain veneers are designed to be stain resistant, but having veneers isn’t a guarantee of a stainless, pearly white smile. You still have to practice proper oral hygiene and be careful about what you eat, in order to preserve their appearance.

A cosmetic dentist bonds veneers to your natural teeth, which can still stain and affect the whiteness of your smile. Additionally, abrasive substances may wear away the glaze that keeps veneers stain resistant, so using abrasive whitening toothpastes may be counterproductive to keeping your veneers white.

How can I keep my veneers clean?

Focus on maintaining a gentle, thorough cleaning routine particularly after eating and drinking certain foods. To keep your veneers as stain-free as possible, avoid foods known to stain teeth. Coffee, tea, red wine and acidic foods like citrus fruit and their juices can seriously affect the color of your teeth. Rinsing your mouth and brushing your teeth soon after consuming these foods and beverages will significantly minimize your risk of enduring stains.

Getting porcelain veneers will without a doubt improve your smile, but it’s crucial you take good care of them, so they remain bright and last for many years. Consult with your cosmetic dentist about how best to care for your veneers. You should discuss your current oral hygiene habits and ask how you can improve them to best preserve the integrity of your veneers. Generally, routine brushing, flossing and mouthwashing will keep your teeth in good shape. Consider touching up your smile from time to time with at-home teeth whitening products, but always run your plans past your dentist first, to make sure you’re doing what’s best for your teeth and veneers.

Make an appointment with Dr. Mason to learn more about veneers

Just like your natural teeth, porcelain veneers require consistent, thorough daily care and regular check ups with your cosmetic dentist. If you want to learn more about veneers in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, have any questions about porcelain veneer care or want to know how the products can enhance your smile, the cosmetic dentistry experts at Dr. Jeffrey Mason D.M.D. can help. Give us a call at 201-288-4447!