Dental veneers are one of the best ways to hide imperfections and improve your smile. Veneers are commonly made of porcelain and need protection and care with certain food types. Learning what to avoid in your diet can protect your dental veneers from damage.
Foods to Avoid When Eating With Dental Veneers
Most dental veneer patients can enjoy their favorite foods. However, using caution is always best to avoid return visits for damage that is typically preventable. The following list of foods to avoid when eating with dental veneers is a standard guide; if you have questions about your preferred snack, ask your dentist for recommendations.
Hard Foods to Avoid With Dental Veneers
- Popcorn (especially unpopped kernels)
- Candy (hard and gummy)
- Raw vegetables and fruits, such as carrots and apples
- Hard pretzels or other similar snacks
Even munching on hard ice can harm your dental veneers. Softer — and safer — options for dental patients are peaches, corn cut off the cob, and soft tortillas rather than crunchy taco shells.
While porcelain veneers are relatively stain-resistant, avoiding certain liquids can keep your smile bright. Moderation of the following beverages and food types is best for maintaining the clean look of your dental veneers.
Beverages and Foods That Can Stain Dental Veneers
- Red wine
Additionally, dental veneer patients should avoid consuming alcohol and using tobacco products. In contrast, most meats and other types of foods are acceptable. Simply use caution by cutting food into small pieces and chewing carefully.
Your dentist can educate you about food choices and teach you how to care for your dental veneers. Most patients find that the use and care are not much unlike their daily routine before the veneers.
Dental Veneers and The Power of Porcelain
A thin covering of porcelain veneers over your discolored, chipped, or tooth gap can significantly affect your confidence. Likewise, a warm smile can go a long way in improving how you feel about yourself.
The dental veneer process is relatively short and starts with a free consultation. X-rays and a teeth mold can help determine the best route for your specific condition. Every dental patient is different, and the decision for dental veneers depends upon each patient’s oral healthcare needs.
One of the best features of dental veneers is their natural appearance. If you want to improve your teeth’ color, shape, size, or length, consider a free dental veneer consultation today.
Savannah Dental Solutions: Improving Smiles With Porcelain Dental Veneers
Choosing dental veneers does not mean giving up your favorite foods. However, it does mean that caution toward specific types of food can aid in protecting your veneers from stains or damage.
At Savannah Dental Solutions, we work with each patient to educate them about the veneer process and about aftercare. Our team is friendly and helpful, something that places our patients at ease during their visits.
If you seek a more confident smile, explore your options for dental veneers. Contact Savannah Dental Solutions at (912) 354-1366 or contact us online.