Have you recently had some cosmetic dentistry? Did you think it would relieve you of some of your regular oral hygiene requirements? Many patients have this same misconception, and so Eggleston Dental Care in Turlock, CA wants to be sure all patients understand the importance of cosmetic dentistry aftercare.
As your trusted dentist in Turlock, we probably see you in our offices once or twice each year for a cleaning, exam and any necessary treatments. That has to continue throughout your life, even if you did get some restorations or cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of your smile.
Though veneers, crowns, bonding, and tooth-colored fillings (as well as inlays and onlays) are not natural teeth, they must be treated with the same care. You will have to do daily brushing and flossing in addition to your regular visits with our team. As your cosmetic dentistry specialist, we will also recommend the right toothpastes and rinses for your cosmetic treatments.
Another important part of cosmetic dentistry aftercare is to know how to treat your new smile. By that, we mean you must avoid any habits or behaviors that might have led to your need for cosmetic treatments in the first place. For example, you should avoid chewing hard or overly sticky things that can break, chip or loosen teeth. Don’t chew ice, tap your teeth with pencils or pens, or use them to open anything. If you find you are clenching your teeth at any time, contact our cosmetic dentist to find some remedies.
Though your new smile may feature durable porcelain and bonding agents, it does not mean they can endure unnatural amounts of pressure or wear. The first part of successful cosmetic dentistry aftercare is to think of any treatments in the same way you would view your natural teeth.
Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry Aftercare? Contact Our Dentist
Do you have any further concerns about your cosmetic dentistry aftercare? If so, feel free to give us a call at our Turlock, CA office at 209-634-9582. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.