Veneers

  • Soft diet is recommended for 24-48 hours after placement of veneers.
  • Avoid staining foods and liquids – Over time, foods and beverages with dark hues can stain teeth, whether they are natural or they are covered by veneers, if used repeatedly. Tea, coffee, some types of dark fruit juices, and smoking can cause the surface to stain or dull over time. For the most part, however, veneers are resistant to dulling and staining.
  • Watch what you bite – Not only do you want to keep your veneers looking bright and white, but you want to make sure they don’t crack or break. The material used to manufacture these veneers is very durable, but just like a natural tooth, biting hard objects can result in unwanted damage. So avoid biting or chewing on objects like ice, fingernails, pens and similar items.
  • Brush and floss – Just as with natural teeth, the key to keeping your veneers looking and feeling good is to maintain a proper oral hygiene regimen. This means that you should brush your teeth regularly and should be sure to floss between teeth as well. This helps to remove particles and bacteria that can damage teeth, as well as the surface of the veneers.
  • Keep to regular dental visits – One of the best ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy, aside from a daily routine of proper oral hygiene, is to visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings (every six months is recommended). This will help to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and if there are any stains that begin to show on your veneers, the dentist can address them and work to remove them before they become permanent.