Cosmetic dentistry can treat address different smile concerns, but if you don’t keep up with your oral health, the results won’t last.
Once you’ve corrected any teeth problems that were keeping you from smiling confidently, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing right by your new smile. Use these dental care tips to make sure your smile stays healthy:
Maintain Regular Oral Care
Whether you’ve undergone a cosmetic dentistry procedure or not, practicing a thorough dental care routine is essential for both the beauty and health of your smile.
You should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing once a day, and using mouthwash when necessary. Proper dental healthcare habits are vital for maintaining your smile and avoiding any future problems from occurring.
Avoid Bad Habits
Once you’ve perfected your teeth, you’ll want to steer clear of any habits that will undo your beautiful new smile such as poor diet, smoking, and chewing on items that aren’t food.
When caring for your teeth, paying attention to what not to do is just as essential as keeping your dental hygiene routine in place. Be sure to nip any old bad habits in the bud to ensure your smile stays in good shape.
Follow Aftercare Instructions
Each cosmetic dentistry procedure is different and has specific requirements for keeping your smile in good condition. For example, porcelain veneer and bonding patients should be wary of how much alcohol they consume, as over-consumption can negatively effect on the strength of the bond.
After treatment, follow your dentist’s advice on caring for your new smile and ask questions up front so you’re clear on the best way to maintain your brand new pearly whites.
Follow Up with Your Dentist
While we generally recommend that you visit the dentist twice a year, regular dental appointments can be especially beneficial to those caring for a new smile. During your checkup, your dentist will assess the health of your dental work and solve for any problems that may arise such as loosened bonds or screws, in addition to the regular cleaning.
The journey to a beautiful smile doesn’t end after the cosmetic dentistry treatment plan completes. To keep your teeth looking their best, you’ll need to take special care in your daily habits and lifestyle choices.
If you want to learn more about aftercare for specific dental procedures, reach out to Dentistry at East Piedmont today, and we’ll be happy to help you improve your oral health routine!