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Caring For Your Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers offers a long list of benefits for improving your smile but that doesn’t mean patients are immediately sold on the idea. True, you can achieve a completely customized grin. However, you may worry about what will happen once the veneers are in place. For example, many patients immediately become worried about care. Will it be difficult to keep your smile looking beautiful once the transformation occurs? Fortunately, the answer is “No, care is easy!” For more details, look over the following:

About Staining

You will be thrilled to learn that veneers are known for their stain resistance. However, that does not mean staining is impossible. It simply means you don’t need to put too much effort into keeping your veneers white. To promote a smile that remains brilliant, you can choose from the following options:

  • Avoid staining foods, such as coffee, tea, red wine, berries, and more
  • Limit staining foods
  • Indulge in staining foods as much as you would like – simply rinse your mouth immediately after you eat or drink and then brush your teeth 30 minutes later

The Right Products

Worried that you will need to purchase special “for-veneers-only” products? Worry no more. You can most likely continue using the instruments and products you already have. You will need the following:

  • A soft-bristle toothbrush (never medium or hard)
  • Nonabrasive toothpaste (if you’re unsure which one to buy, look for a paste with the ADA seal of approval)

Daily Habits

You can continue taking care of your smile according to the guidelines we set forth for a mouth without veneers. This is simple. Simply brush your teeth once in the morning and again at night (or more if you brush after meals). Brush gently yet thoroughly for approximately two minutes when you brush your teeth, ensuring you clean all of your teeth surfaces for effective cleansing.


At Modern Dentistry, Todd A. Pizzi, DDS, and Luciana Messina, DDS, are dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry services to patients and families in Shrewsbury, Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, contact our office by calling (508) 842-6356 today.