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Avoiding Discoloration With Veneers Marietta, GA

Avoiding Discoloration With Veneers

Cosmetic Procedures Marietta GA

Porcelain veneers are the perfect solution to a perfect smile – especially when you don’t want to wait. In just two short visits, you can get beautiful veneers on your front teeth that cover up all types of imperfections, including chips, gaps, unevenness and more.  Veneers are wafer thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. They are natural-looking and durable for patient satisfaction, and they can be cared for just like real teeth.

Here’s a slight catch. While veneers are stain-resistant, they are not stain-proof. And since veneers are not actually real teeth, they can’t be whitened like you would your natural teeth. Therefore, one problem that patients face is discoloration across their veneers over time. The good news is that this is entirely preventable with some extra care.

Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers

Veneers should absolutely be brushed and flossed along with your surrounding teeth. While the veneer itself cannot decay, any lingering bacteria, plaque and food debris can contribute to gum disease and cavities on the teeth beneath the veneers. When it comes to removing stains on your veneers, however, it becomes too challenging. The resin coating on veneers doesn’t respond well to whitening, which means you’ll need to avoid the things that cause staining in the first place.

Food and Drinks to Avoid

Here are some of the habits, food and drinks to avoid when wearing porcelain veneers:

  • Coffee and Tea
  • Dark Berries
  • Red Wine
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Smoking

At Gilreath Dental Associates, we always recommend whitening your smile before you get porcelain veneers so that we can attain the most accurate color match. We value the importance of informing patients about potential staining on their veneers so that they can enjoy a beautiful and bright smile for years to come. Cosmetic dentistry involves an investment, and we will do everything we can to help you protect it! Keep in mind that another way to protect your investment is to visit your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings and checkups. Call our Marietta office today!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Marietta, GA 30060

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