Can You Chew Gum With Veneers?

Cosmetic & Family Dentist Serving Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Draper & Nearby Utah

Posted: March 24, 2020
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Woman with dental veneers chewing gumPorcelain veneers are durable dental restorations designed to withstand normal biting and chewing. If you have veneers, you should be able to chew gum without a problem.

Gum isn’t sticky enough to threaten the integrity of your veneers. Add to this the fact that most people chew gum with their molars, away from their restorations, and there isn’t much cause for concern. Veneers are rarely placed on molar teeth because of the strong chewing forces that are generated in the back of the mouth.

Keep in mind that traditional gum is made with sugar, which can cause cavities. Cavities are problematic because veneers are only as strong as the teeth to which they are bonded. Choose a sugarless gum to protect your natural teeth and ensure the long-term success of your veneers. Chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after you eat can even help prevent tooth decay by increasing saliva production.

Foods to Avoid After Getting Veneers

While veneers are durable, it’s possible to damage them if you aren’t careful. The same things that can harm your natural teeth can also harm your cosmetic restorations. Avoid biting hard foods or objects, chewing on ice, and using your teeth as a tool. These actions can chip a veneer or cause it to come loose.

Dr. Warr will discuss in detail what you can and cannot eat with veneers. It’s best to follow his guidelines since he knows the specifics of your situation. You can always contact our office if you have questions about caring for your veneers.

Schedule Your Salt Lake City Veneers Consultation

Our practice is committed to helping you achieve a beautiful smile that lasts. Schedule an exam and consultation with Dr. Warr today by calling 801-355-5385. Warr Dental serves patients from Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Draper, and other nearby areas of Utah.