So you just finished up at the dentist and received your brand new veneers, dental implants, or dental crowns. Congratulations! We bet you’re loving your restored smile. Now it’s just a matter of caring for your dental work so that it continues to look great and function well. Here are some dental care tips to keep in mind:
Keep Up with Your Oral Care
Just because your dental work isn’t natural teeth doesn’t mean you can forget about them when it comes to your dental care. They still need to be brushed and flossed properly so decay and gum disease don’t form around them. If you need help keeping the area around your veneers, implant, or crowns clean, just ask your dentist for some tips and techniques. For example, you may want to get a water flosser like Waterpik to more easily access those hard-to-reach areas.
Wear the Right Protective Gear
Mouthguards and nightguards can be just the help you need in the right situations. If you play contact sports where it’s possible you may get a dental injury, purchase a sports mouthguard to protect your teeth and the work you invested time and money in. If you’re known to grind your teeth at night, ask your dentist about a nightguard so that you don’t damage your teeth enamel and your veneers, implant, or crown. Otherwise, you may find yourself in a situation when you need to get some repair work done!
Watch the Hard Stuff
Chomping down on hard objects like ice cubes when you want some refreshment or nibbling on your pen or pencil when you’re thinking aren’t great ideas if you have some type of dental restoration work done. They’re not even good habits for natural teeth! Chewing on hard materials like these could end up chipping your veneers, implant, or crown so try and avoid it.
Dental Solutions of Avon is Here to Help
We hope these tips help your dental work last you as long as possible so you can continue to enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile for years to come. Remember, the Dental Solutions of Avon team is always here to help you with your dental wellness journey! Feel free to call or email us with any questions.