OTC products are generally less potent than professional treatments and may take longer for visible results.
Dr. Susan R. Pan, DDS, is a highly qualified dentist with a long-standing engagement in the field since 1986. She was a recipient of the Dr. Gerald Z Wright Award for graduating first in her class at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario. Additionally, she worked as a clinical instructor for new dentists at the University of Western Ontario’s School of Dentistry and graduated from the Dental School of Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Pan has received recognition for her exceptional work, as she was consecutively awarded the Diamond Winner for the Readers’ Choice of their Favorite Dentist by the Hamilton Spectator in 2014 and 2015, and was nominated for the same title multiple times in 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
You can consume herbal tea with added collagen and antioxidants with porcelain veneers, but be mindful of any staining potential and maintain good oral hygiene.
While porcelain veneers are durable, it’s advisable to avoid biting into very hard or crunchy foods to prevent potential damage.
Reasons include wear and tear, tooth decay around the filling, biting hard objects, or the filling not bonding properly.
Brush and floss regularly, rinse with mouthwash, avoid excessive sugars, consume a balanced diet, and have regular dental check-ups.
Direct fillings (like amalgam or composite) are placed immediately in a cavity. Indirect fillings (like inlays or onlays) are fabricated outside of the mouth and then placed.
You can consume flavored coconut water with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of its sugar content and maintain good oral hygiene.