Dental bonding is a great way to repair a minor chip or crack in one of your teeth. However, keep in mind that dental bonding is not as durable as your natural teeth or other prosthetic dentistry constructions. This means that, if you want your dental bonding to last, you will need to take a few steps to care for it.
Be Sure to Properly Clean Your Dental Bonding
When you have a tooth with dental bonding, you need to brush it just like you would normally brush. This means at least twice a day, you will need to carefully brush the area using a brush with a soft bristle.
Also, make sure that you are not neglecting your regular flossing habits. You should floss once every 24 hours. Most people choose to floss at night before going to bed, but the most important part is to make sure you are doing it consistently. This is especially important when you have dental bonding, as the bonding material will stain over time, and diligent cleaning will help slow this process.
Be Diligent About What You Consume
Everyone knows that they should not chew ice, but many people do it anyways. Likewise, when you have dental bonding in place, you need to be aware that it is not as durable as your natural teeth, so you must take care to avoid things that can damage your teeth.
In addition to not chewing ice, consider carefully whether you want to eat foods that are sticky or overly crunchy. Also, because your bonding will eventually stain, do your best to avoid foods and drinks that will speed the process. Avoid red wine, coffee, tea, and other similar drinks. Avoid using tobacco, as it will quickly stain your bonding.
If you have any questions about your bonding, or just about your dental health in general, give us a call. We’re here to help you!