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You Asked, We Answered: Can You Drink Coffee with Veneers?

August 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lapalcodental @ 1:39 pm
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Has your morning not officially started until your first cup of coffee? Do you love sipping on a nitro cold brew while working at a local coffee shop? Are fall and winter your favorite time of year for all of the seasonal caffeinated beverages? If this sounds all too familiar, then you may have one important question on your mind, “Can you drink coffee with veneers?” To learn the answer, keep reading!

So, Can You Drink Coffee with Veneers?

Cue the happy music – you can drink coffee with veneers! This smile-transforming treatment won’t get in your way of enjoying a cup of joe or two. In fact, the high-quality materials used (like porcelain) are durable, lifelike, and stain-resistant, helping your smile stay nice and bright. Of course, with enough exposure to dark-colored beverages, they can discolor. So, it’s best to always use a straw.

Can Veneers Be Whitened?

In short, the answer is “no.” While enamel responds well to whitening treatments, porcelain does not. If your veneers have become discolored over the years, then the best thing to do is talk to your dentist. It’s possible that stubborn surface stains can be removed with a professional cleaning and a commitment to a solid at-home oral hygiene routine. However, more pigmented discoloration may require a more extensive approach, like replacing your veneers.

6 Tips for Keeping Your Veneers White

When it comes to dentistry, prevention is key. To keep your veneers in pristine condition, you should:

  • Use a straw when drinking coffee, wine, soda, and the like.
  • Eat white/light foods, like egg whites, oatmeal, and yogurt.
  • Brush your teeth after each meal.
  • Floss and rinse with mouthwash consistently (once a day is ideal).
  • Visit your dentist for a checkup and cleaning every six months.
  • Steer clear of unhealthy dental habits, like smoking.

If you love coffee, then naturally you would think twice about a cosmetic dental treatment that would limit your intake. Don’t worry though – you won’t have to give up this delicious caffeinated beverage for the sake of your smile. By simply using a straw and implementing a solid oral hygiene routine, you can keep your veneers in pristine condition with ease!

About the Practice

Leading our top-rated dental team at Lapalco Family Dental are Dr. C.J. Landry and Dr. Samir Hamdan. As a team, they are proud to offer patients in and around the Marrero area with world-class dentistry through the latest dental technology, phenomenal service, and a comprehensive range of treatment options. We also have morning, lunchtime, and afternoon hours, which makes visiting us convenient as well! If you have a question about veneers or would like to find out if you’re a candidate, don’t hesitate to visit our website or call (504) 348-0080.

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