Dental Implant

How can I maintain my results?

The most effective way to maintain the results of your smile makeover is to exercise good oral hygiene habits including, brushing and flossing your teeth daily. Highly abrasive toothpaste and tooth brushing habits can scratch the surface of restorations, dulling their polish and lustre. Flossing is a key factor in removing debris and plaque from the teeth, and actually increases the lifespan of restorations and helps prevent tooth decay. Mouthwashes containing alcohol have been shown to harm composite fillings and dental bonding. The alcohol content in mouth rinses, over time, can degrade the bond between your restorations (crowns and veneers) and your teeth. Use alcohol-free mouthwashes instead.

Avoid foods high in sugar and limit between-meal snacks to prevent cavities. You can also minimize dental staining by avoiding dark-coloured foods, such as wine, tea, and coffee to keep your smile stain free. Do not drink alcoholic beverages excessively because alcohol can ruin your dental work.

Refrain from biting and/or chewing hard objects such as pens, staples, metal, bottle caps, etc. If you have bruxism (grind your teeth), then you must wear a nightguard to prevent damage to your teeth and restorations, wear it.

Finally, attending regular dental visits can keep your teeth looking strong and vibrant for years to come.