If you recently had dental bonding done for your teeth, you may be wondering what the best practices of care you can do at home to ensure they last for years to come. Well, look no further because our team is going to give you some helpful tips on how to do just that.
Some of the best ways you can not only care for your dental bonding but your other teeth as well is by brushing and flossing daily. Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss daily.
Try and avoid foods and drinks that can easily stain your dental bonding. As your dentist may have told you, the composite material used in the bonding is prone to stain easily, so it’s best to avoid foods and drinks like wine, tea, berries, sports drinks and bright colored candies or sauces.
Smoking or chewing tobacco products can also stain your new teeth, causing them to turn yellow and brown.
Dental bonding material is fragile and can chip under certain conditions. Avoid biting your nails, chewing on pens, ice or other hard food objects. If you do notice a sharp edge on your bonded tooth or it feels odd biting down, call your dentist.
Visiting your dentist every six months for professional cleanings can also increase the life of your dental bonding. Please give our office a call today to schedule yours at 810-985-3301!