How to Keep Veneers from Staining

by | Jun 10, 2023 | Blog Posts

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If you are set to receive dental veneers in Webster sometime soon, your smile is about to be transformed, and your self-confidence is in for a big boost. However, although veneers can work wonders in addressing your teeth’ staining and discoloration issues, it’s essential to know that they can be prone to staining if you don’t take great care of them.

Fortunately, there are several easy ways to prevent staining your new veneers and maintain your brand-new, bright, and beautiful smile:

Maintain a Great Oral Hygiene Routine

There are many reasons why anyone should brush and floss regularly, but receiving dental veneers in Webster means adding one more to add to the list. Brushing and flossing twice daily can go a long way to prevent staining, so make sure you do so consistently.

Avoid or Moderate Your Intake of Stain-Causing Foods and Drinks

Keeping your veneers bright means being mindful of the various foods and drinks that can cause staining, then doing your best to avoid (or, at the very least, moderate your consumption of) them. Foods such as dark-colored berries, tomato sauce, and soy sauce are major culprits, as well as beverages, including coffee, tea, dark sodas, and red wine.1

When you consume one of these stain-causing foods and drinks, quickly rinsing your mouth with water is always a good idea.

Use Whitening Toothpaste and a Soft-Bristle Brush

Many whitening toothpastes are designed specifically for dental veneers. Therefore, they can be handy in maintaining their white appearance, so find a brand you like and stick with it. In addition, make sure to switch over to a soft-bristle brush, as stiffer brushes can wear away the top layer of your veneers and make it easier for stains to set in.

Avoid Smoking and Chewing Tobacco

There are more than a few better reasons to avoid smoking and chewing tobacco. Still, in the case of dental veneers, you should know that both can cause considerable staining, which means that avoiding them is all the more critical in maintaining your new smile.

Avoid Things that Might Damage Your Veneers

Dental veneers are quite strong, but they’re not impervious to damage, and wearing away at them can make them more susceptible to staining. Hard, crunchy, and acidic foods can all contribute to such an issue, so like stain-causing foods, make sure that you either moderate how much you have of them carefully or avoid them altogether. You should also avoid mindlessly chewing on hard things like pen caps and ice cubes, as both can damage your new smile.

Wear a Night Guard for Bruxism

If you grind your teeth at night, a condition known as bruxism, you can cause severe damage to your veneers over time. Fortunately, wearing a night guard can protect your new smile and help prevent any wear due to nighttime teeth grinding.

See Your Dentist Regularly

All of the work you do at home to keep your veneers shiny and white can go a long way, but there are certain things that only a dentist can provide to prevent staining further. Going in for regular exams and cleanings gives your dentist a chance to reach areas of your mouth that a toothbrush or dental floss can’t, so make sure to book an appointment once every six months.

Looking for Veneers in Webster?

Empire Dental Care offers dental veneers and other cosmetic dentistry services that can transform your smile. Contact us today to learn more. Call us at 585-671-1650.





Dr. Cohen has been practicing dentistry in private and public settings for over 10 years, completing her DMD degree in 2010 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Committed to providing dental care of the highest level, Dr. Cohen relocated to Rochester in 2016 to pursue advanced dental trainings at the Dental Urgent Care Fellowship at The University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, graduating in 2017, and the AEGD Residency program in 2019. She recently completed an additional advanced General Practice Residency program at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany NY. This summer she moved back to Rochester with her husband Kevin, a native Rochesterian, to be closer to family. Throughout her career and personal life, Dr. Cohen has shown her genuine compassion and care to people and patients from all walks of life. She volunteered in underserved areas, practiced in clinics for patients with complex special needs, and treated medically compromised patients among others. She also taught and mentored other dentists and students helping them achieve their professional and personal goals. Most of all, Dr. Cohen’s warm personality and love of people create a welcoming, comfortable feeling for both patients and staff.