If you have minor dental problems involving your front teeth, you should consider getting dental bonding. It is an economical way of providing lasting solutions to problems like chipped teeth or stained teeth. It is also an affordable treatment option as it is less expensive than porcelain veneers.
Additionally, the bonded tooth requires no extra or even special aftercare as the material used for the bonding procedure bonds well with the teeth. Nonetheless, there are some aftercare treatment instructions you would have to follow to ensure that the resin material used can last for as long as it should. For more information regarding dental bonding and who needs it, you can contact us at Adult Braces London by booking an appointment through email or direct call. Meanwhile, below are some aftercare instructions for your bonded teeth.
Always brush your teeth twice daily, in the morning and at night. It is also important to know the right way to brush your teeth. It should take you at least two minutes to brush your teeth. This will give you enough time to cover all areas. Additionally, it would be best to use toothpaste that contains fluoride, and your toothbrush should be replaced every three or four months. This is one way to guarantee that your teeth are adequately cleaned.
Flossing is like brushing in our everyday oral routine. However, you should also floss the right way. When flossing, ensure that the floss is brought up to the gum line and all plaque is removed completely before you proceed to floss the same way on the next tooth.
Avoid teeth-staining food
Some certain foods and drinks stain the teeth. For example, red wine, tea, coffee and even some juices are some drinks that change the colour of the teeth. On the other hand, candies with artificial colouring, tobacco, cigarettes and other tobacco products stain the teeth when chewed or smoked. Besides the natural teeth, bonded teeth and cosmetic dental treatments like veneers are also affected as these substances can cause stains on them.
Regular drinking of water
It is important to drink water regularly, and it is equally important to drink water at the right time, like after a meal. When you drink water after a meal, it cleans up the mouth and flushes out food particles that may be loosely stuck in the mouth. Finally, drinking water after a meal reduces the acidity level in the mouth.
Getting rid of harmful habits
Certain habits are detrimental to the teeth and can cause the enamel’s wear down or even wear down of the bonding material used. The material used is not indestructible, and as such, is susceptible to damage from activities like biting of the fingernails, chewing of hard objects like pen or ice. The effects may not be noticed instantly, but they will lead to the wearing down of the enamel or bonding material over time.
Things to consider when choosing dental bonding
One of the important steps when going for dental bonding is to seek the services of an experienced dentist. This is because dental bonding requires great artistic skills to achieve that result you hope to achieve. This is why you need a dentist who is very familiar with the process.
Be sure to contact your dentist whenever you experience sharp edges in the bonded teeth or if the tooth feels strange when you bite down with it. If there is a need for it, it can be reworked or repaired. Although bonding is not suitable for all situations, it is still a quick and painless way to enhance or improve your smile. Once you have your teeth’s appearance sorted, you will have the confidence you need to focus on other areas or aspects of your oral health.
Everyone deserves a beautiful and clean smile. At Adult Braces London, we have all the information, expertise and experience required for a safe and effective dental bonding treatment. Contact us for more information on composite dental bonding. Give us a call or send us an email to book an appointment with us for a consultation.