Posted on 6/15/2019 by Sundeep Rawal, DDS
|Dental bonding is a type of material that can be used to repair small cracks in teeth, fill any odd spaces between teeth, or even hide discoloration. There are a number of reasons why dental bonding is a good choice for these small cosmetic issues.
It's much more affordable than other options, it has virtually no recovery time, and you can have one tooth fixed with dental bonding in about an hour. While there's nothing particular you have to do to care for your dental bonding, there are some things you need to avoid doing so you don't damage it.
Be Careful What You Chew On
Dental bonding is strong, but it's not as strong as your natural teeth or as the material used to make replacement teeth. Because of that, you shouldn't chew on ice or on things such as pencils. You also need to avoid biting your nails or using your teeth to open things (something you shouldn't do, anyway).
Put Away the Cigarettes
Smoking will not only stain more of your natural teeth, but it can also stain your dental bonding. Give up your cigarettes – it's a healthy choice for many reasons.
Cut Back on Coffee and Other Drinks that Stain Teeth
There are a number of drinks that can stain your dental bonding, including coffee, dark teas, and soda. Red wine is another beverage that may cause your teeth to lose their pearly white sheen.
Brush and Floss Regularly
Of course, just as you should do for your natural teeth, you will want to brush and floss naturally. Don't be afraid to brush your dental bonding, although don't brush too hard.
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