How to Care for Your Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment
Patients of Drs. Galligan and Villa Dental Studio in Staten Island, NY already know that we offer you a long list of cosmetic dentistry solutions. You also know that we ensure that your teeth and gums are in prime condition even before we begin the cosmetic treatments. As your dentist in Staten Island we explained if your cosmetic dentistry also offered you some restorative or functional solutions, and we explored how to care for your cosmetic dentistry treatment at the time of your treatment.
To be sure you get the longest life and best results from your cosmetic dentistry, let’s just review some basic care for your cosmetic dentistry treatment solutions.
- Eat what you want, but try to remember that activities or habits that might compromise your teeth must be avoided. Simple things like chewing on a pencil or using your teeth to “open” something can cause serious harm. To care for your cosmetic dentistry treatment properly, also remember to wear guards during sports and other activities where there is a risk for a blow to the mouth.
- Cut back on habits that might cause problems. For example, if you have had teeth whitening, porcelain veneers or dental crowns, they are colored to match your surrounding teeth. If you smoke, drink tea, coffee or red wine, or have other habits that discolor your teeth, the cosmetic treatments won’t stain, and so you can end up with uneven coloration. Also, alcohol is bad for the bonding agents used (along with some mouthwashes and rinses), so be sure you avoid consumption.
- Use the right toothpaste and other products. Some pastes are actually quite abrasive, and to avoid harming your crowns and veneers, you will want to select a formulation that is safe and effective. There are some we can suggest, so be sure to ask us. Remember that caution earlier – avoid mouth rinses with alcohol as well.
- Get regular care. The use of your cosmetic treatments did not bring your need for traditional care to an end. Be sure you book regular checkups and cleanings, these can help identify any problems very early on and ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy and attractive.
To care for your cosmetic dentistry treatment is not all that complex, but you do benefit from knowing some of these basic tips and tricks. If you have additional questions about the care for your cosmetic dentistry treatment, or you have questions about other treatments available, give us a call at our Staten Island, NY office at 718-984-7700. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.