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How to Ensure You Are Taking Care of Your Dental Bonding the Right Way

Posted on 9/6/2021 by Dr. Shiotsu
How to Ensure You Are Taking Care of Your Dental Bonding the Right WayIf you have a cracked, chipped, or discolored tooth, a dental procedure like bonding will help restore its appearance, giving you the necessary confidence. Dental bonding is a procedure where our professionals apply a colored composite resin to the damaged tooth. The durability of dental bonding mainly depends on how you take care of the bonded teeth. When properly taken care of, dental bonding can last up to seven years. It is important to take good care of your dental bonding because it can chip and stain easily. Here are ways you can properly care for dental bonding.

Practice Good Hygiene

It is recommended that you brush at least twice a day and floss once daily. When brushing, you should avoid using hard-bristled toothbrushes that can easily damage the dental bonding. You should also avoid brushing hard and vigorously; instead, brush gently using a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Avoid Certain Foods and Habits

You should avoid sweet and starchy foods as much as possible. This is because they can affect the natural pH levels in your mouth, increasing the production of oral bacteria. Acidic foods will also cause the corrosion of dental bonding, affecting its effectiveness. Sweet foods can accumulate on the dental bonding and form plaque. This increases the risk of decay. In addition, habits like smoking and chewing tobacco can easily cause stains. This is because dental bonding is more vulnerable to stains than the natural enamel. You should also avoid stain-causing beverages like red wine, tea, and coffee.

Come in for Regular Checks

You should come to our offices for professional maintenance, which can help keep your dental bonding shiny and new. Basic dental cleaning might not be enough to thoroughly clean dental bonding, but our professionals have the skills and equipment to change the texture of your bonded teeth. Visit our offices for more information on cleaning dental bonding.

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Mercer Island, WA

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Mercer Island, WA 98040-2985

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