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No two denturists are the same. If you have been wearing dentures for a while, you know that no two sets of dentures are the same. Finding a quality, experienced denturist can seriously impact the comfort of your dentures. You do not have to deal with loose plates, gums that are rubbed raw, distorted speech, and the inability to eat your favorite foods. If you have any of these problems, there are a few things that you can try before replacing your dentures. Use what I have learned over my 15 years of wearing dentures to find a perfect fit and optimum comfort in your dentures.

finding comfort when wearing dentures

Will Red Wine Stain Your Porcelain Veneers?

Priscilla Hansen

The holidays are here! This is a time when many people spend time with friends and family, eating good food and drinking good wine. If you have porcelain veneers, you may be wondering whether or not the red wine you'll be drinking at your holiday celebrations could stain your veneers. Knowing the answer to these frequently asked questions about veneers, red wine and teeth stains can impact the way you care for your teeth.

Will wine stain your porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers should not be stained by red wine. However, red wine can stain your natural teeth. Since your porcelain veneers are matched to your natural teeth, if your natural teeth change color and your porcelain veneers do not, your porcelain veneers will stand out.

How can you prevent red wine from staining the teeth around your veneers?

You can prevent the red wine from staining the teeth around your veneers by doing the following:

  • Get your teeth professionally cleaned before the holidays. Getting your teeth professionally cleaned before the holidays will help make the surface of your natural teeth more slippery and less likely to become stained by red wine.
  • Brush your teeth before you drink wine. This will make your teeth more slick, which will prevent food and red wine from sticking to your tooth enamel. Tooth paste will impact the way the red wine tastes in your mouth, so brush your teeth 10 or 15 minutes before you plan to drink to avoid this problem.
  • Swish with sparkling water during your meals. If you're drinking red wine while you eat, take turns switching between red wine and sparkling water. Swishing your mouth with sparkling water will help remove the red wine from your teeth as you go.
  • Use tooth wipes after drinking red wine. Tooth wipes are like napkins or wet wipes for your teeth. Wiping your teeth with these wipes will help remove red wine stains from your teeth after drinking.

What can you do if your natural teeth do become stained over the holidays?

If your natural teeth become stained by red wine, see your cosmetic dentist. This is the kind of problem handled in cosmetic dentistry all the time. Your dentist will be able to help you remove the stains from your teeth so that all your teeth are one uniform color once again. A cosmetic dentist like those at will also be able to give you tips and advice to prevent this from happening again in the future.