After your tooth bonding procedure, there is a wide variety of steps that you will need to take in order to keep your teeth looking and feeling healthy and beautiful. Keep in mind that, after you have completed the average tooth bonding procedure, you will need to pay close attention to what you do, what you eat and what you expose your mouth to for many years to come. Here are a few “red flags” that you should avoid by any means necessary.
Stay Away from Alcoholic Beverages
Even though you might have enjoyed delicious and tasty alcoholic beverages in the past, that is going to have to be one of the first things that you eliminate from your diet after a tooth bonding procedure. This is because these beverages will cause premature deterioration to occur in your bonding. Therefore, whenever you are thinking about drinking a delicious beer, think about the permanent damage that doing so will cause to your bonding.
Be Careful When Biting Hard Foods
To say that you should stay away from hard foods altogether after your bonding procedure has been completed is unreasonable and unrealistic. However, you need to pay close attention to how you are eating these hard foods. For example, whenever you eat popcorn, peanuts or carrots, make sure that you bite these items off to the side. Keep this food as far away from your bonded teeth as possible. Doing so will make it very easy to permanently damage your bonding work.
Stay Away from Harsh Toothpastes
Another area that you are going to have to pay close attention to after your dental bonding is the type of toothpaste that you use. Any type of harsh toothpaste will quickly dull the shine and appearance of your bonding, which will only make it much easier to stain the teeth as a result. Focus on using toothpaste options that have delicate stain-removing properties.
Stain removal properties should now become a major focal point for you whenever you are shopping for toothpastes and other similar hygiene products. Stay away from using hard toothbrushes as well, because these toothbrushes can cause detrimental damage to your bonding as well.
Stop Biting Your Fingernails
Millions of people around the world bite their fingernails for one reason or another. Perhaps it is a habit that started in childhood and was never broken. On the other hand, it could be stress-related. Whatever the case might be, you need to stop biting your fingernails and toenails immediately unless you plan on causing permanent damage to your bonding.
If you’re ever in any doubt about what to do, consult your cosmetic dentist and they’ll be able to help.