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Watch Your Diet If You Have Porcelain Veneers

Custom veneers bring balance and symmetry back to your smile. But just like any dental treatment, you will require to follow particular dietary guidelines to protect your veneers from damage as well as to preserve them. Now, this blog post will discuss drinks together with foods to avoid with veneers so that you can maintain your smile looking and feeling great for many years to come.

Temporary Veneers

Most probably, your final porcelain veneers will be crafted in a dental lab. This process usually takes about two to three weeks to complete.  This means you may be forced to put on temporary veneers for some time.  It also means you may have to avoid certain types of foods.

Advocated Foods To Avoid With Temporary Veneers

You do not have to worry about temporary veneers at all. They will after all, be removed once they serve their purpose. As long as you have them though, avoid by all means the following types of meals: which include tough meat, sticky foods as caramels and taffy, crusty or toasted bread and finally staining agents, as tomatoes, colas, tea, coffee, barriers, red wine and ketchup. While it is easy to recommend not having such meals, it can be a challenging scenario for some, such as meat, to know whether it is actually hard, until you actually have a bite. It is safe to completely avoid the aforesaid meals for your own safety.

Endorsed Foods To Eat With Temporary Veneers

On the other hand, with temporary veneers on, foods recommended are soft, non-staining foods that will not damage the veneers. In this state, you should try the following: eggs, bananas, pasta, soft bread, mashed potatoes, soft canned food and chicken. But just like meat, you will learn the hard way whether the chicken meat is soft or hard by actually having a bite. It is therefore advocated to completely keep off all. A damaged veneer comes with pain, which can easily be avoided if these foods are kept away.

Permanent Veneers

Permanent veneers are made from high-grade porcelain, unlike temporary veneers. This makes permanent veneers more resilient to staining. Veneers are also less vulnerable to breakage, since ceramic porcelain is awfully strong. Nonetheless, your final veneers can still become damaged by certain lifestyle habits or foods.

Advocated Foods To Avoid With Permanent Veneers

In order to maintain your permanent veneers in optimal shape, we suggest steering clear of particular habits and foods for the long-term. These include; alcoholic beverages, which eventually damage the bonding material, tobacco use, exceedingly hard foods and dark liquids as red wine, coffee, and black tea which you should try to consume in moderation.

It is a good idea to sip these beverages through a straw, in the event that you are a daily coffee or tea drinker. This will reduce the amount of time that the staining liquid comes in contact with the teeth. Moreover, you should try that after every meal you rinse your mouth with water to reduce the risk of staining. Finally, when experiencing temperature sensitivity, try keeping away from very cold or hot beverages and foods. Also try cutting foods into small pieces.

Porcelain veneers can last 20 years or more, but if cared for properly. To learn more about veneers aftercare, you should consult an experienced dental surgeon, such as Dr. Alex Rubinov. Contact us at (718) 253-0800 to schedule an appointment.

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