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How to Espresso Yourself: Tips and Facts for Coffee Lovers with Veneers

October 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — renee @ 5:33 pm
Friends out enjoying coffee after getting their porcelain veneers

For many, coffee is a daily ritual, offering a comforting boost to kickstart the day. If you’ve recently invested in porcelain veneers, you might be wondering about the compatibility of your coffee habit with your new dental work. Or, perhaps you’re looking to keep your veneers as nice as possible while indulging. Either way, this blog can help!

Continue reading to learn more about veneers and how you can keep your smile looking great, even if you’re jonesing for java.

Fact: Won’t My Veneers Stain?

It’s natural to be concerned about staining from coffee. It’s acidic and has dark pigments that can easily turn teeth yellow with time. However, while natural teeth can absorb stains, veneers are made from materials like porcelain, which are highly resistant to discoloration. Enjoying your daily cup of coffee is generally safe, with minimal impact on the appearance of your veneers.

Tip: Brush Before Your Morning Cup

If you’re still worried about stains, you can brush your teeth after drinking your cup of coffee in the morning. Though veneers are stain-resistant, they can still accumulate surface stains if you’re not taking care of them. Brushing after your morning joe can remove this discoloration.

Tip: Choose Your Coffee Wisely

Opting for lighter coffee varieties like light or blonde roasts will minimize the potential for stains. Lighter roasts are roasted for shorter periods of time and typically contain fewer compounds that cause staining when brewed.

Fact: Why Do My Teeth Hurt while Drinking Coffee?

Coffee is often enjoyed hot, and some patients who just received their veneers may experience temporary sensitivity to temperature changes. This sensitivity, if present, is usually mild and diminishes over time. If you notice any discomfort, consider sipping your coffee at a slightly cooler temperature.

Tip: Consider Using a Straw

If you’re experiencing sensitivity to hot coffee or are still concerned with stains, using a straw can help. This will direct the liquid away from your teeth while you indulge. The less contact coffee has with your pearly whites, especially with new veneers, the less unpleasantness you’ll have.

Veneers are a fantastic way to restore your smile in the face of multiple dental woes. Chips, cracks, and even discoloration can all be solved with one simple treatment. If you’re a coffee lover, you don’t even have to kick your habit! Contact your dentist and ask about veneer treatment. A new coffee-resistant smile could be in your future!

About the Author

Dr. Renee Corbitt loves being a dentist because she gets to work with so many wonderful people. She enjoys seeing her patients smile with renewed confidence after their treatment! Dr. Corbitt graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Since then, she has strived to learn the latest dental technology and techniques to provide quality, lasting results. To schedule a veneer consultation at Renee Corbitt, DDS, call (817) 294-8821 or visit the website to explore other services.

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