Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant; however, the bonding cement and your natural teeth are not. So when consuming foods or drinks that stain, you may notice your adjacent natural teeth start to look darker than your bright veneers, or maybe even the margins between your teeth look a little darker.
You want to avoid this problem by limiting the following and/or brushing and flossing right after consuming:
- Red wine / grape juice
- Dark fruits
- Tumeric / Curry
One way to minimize staining is by using a straw when drinking beverages that are more likely to stain your teeth. You will also want to floss or use a waterpik daily to clean between your teeth to avoid food staining at the margins.
For more tips, read our previous blog post on “5 Problems Porcelain Veneers Can Fix”.
Are you interested in getting porcelain veneers or are you thinking about a smile makeover, but you’re not sure where to start? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Johnson and find out which cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you.