Cosmetic dentistry treatment can help restore your confidence in your smile as well as your overall appearance. To keep your new smile looking its best, you should take proper care of your teeth, avoiding activities that could damage or stain your cosmetic work.
Taking Care of Your New Smile
Our cosmetic dentist will provide guidelines regarding how to take care of your teeth. In general, you should avoid anything that could damage your restoration work. For example, if you have had porcelain veneers put on your teeth, tell your dental hygienist so he or she can use tools that won’t damage the porcelain. Also be careful not to use a brush that’s too stiff, and avoid staining agents after cosmetic work, particularly if you’ve had your teeth whitened.
Similar measures should be taken to maintain dental bonding or dental implants. With implants, your dentist might ask you to go in for checkups more frequently so he can keep track of the condition of your gums. One of the most common causes of dental implant failure is gum disease, so it’s important to keep your gums healthy.
General Guidelines to Care for Your Treated Teeth
Your overall oral health is important to keep your teeth healthy, whether they have been treated or not. Pay close attention to your everyday oral hygiene. Be sure to brush and floss regularly. See our dentist regularly, and increase the frequency of these checkups if recommended. For example, your dentist might want a few more frequent visits right after cosmetic work to be sure all is going well. With veneers, he might want to check more frequently to be sure there is no decay developing along the edges of the veneers or underneath them where it can be more difficult to detect.
Dental restorations are made of durable materials and are designed to last many years. With diligent care and an eye toward your oral health, you can be sure your new smile will remain bright and perfect well into the future.
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