Dental Implant

Do teeth need special care after dental bonding?

You donít need to take special steps to maintain your bonded teeth, but you should pay special attention to your oral health and dental hygiene to ensure their longevity. This means brushing your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day and see your dentist for check-ups and cleanings.

The bonding material can chip, so it is important to avoid habits like biting fingernails, chewing on pens, ice, raw carrots or other hard food objects, or using your bonded teeth as an opener.

Anything that might stain your natural teeth can also affect the colour of the bonding material. Consume a healthy diet thatís low in overly sugary and acidic foods and beverages. Quit smoking and tobacco products. Itís best to limit the intake of coffee, tea, wine, and/or tobacco.

If you feel any sharp edges on a bonded tooth or feels odd when you bite down, visit your dentist. Schedule a regular dental cleaning every six months.