Cosmetic dental treatments can be life changing, as for many people, it allows them to restore a happy and healthy smile that they’re confident to show off. Now, when you leave the dentist with a perfect smile, we want to keep it that way! So, we’re here with some tips for caring for your teeth after having procedures at your cosmetic dental clinic, so you can keep the results and prolong the life of your new smile for as long as possible.

Visit Your Dentist Every 6 Months

Firstly, it’s absolutely vital that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a checkup. This is the case whether you have cosmetic treatments or not, but there are so many things that you can’t pick up on that your dentist can. They can identify issues early on to help make them easier to resolve, for example if you have veneers and one of the caps is damaged, your natural tooth will be exposed and will likely decay without a dentist spotting it. Other issues you’ll be able to find yourself, for example if you’re experiencing pain or bleeding. However, there are also so many invisible and very serious health problems that you won’t be able to spot. Seeing your dentist is about both keeping your teeth looking amazing but also keeping them healthy, too.

Put A Thorough Routine In Place

The next thing you need to do in order to care for your teeth after having cosmetic procedures is to have a thorough routine in place. The best thing you can do is listen to the advice of your dentist, as every procedure is different and they will give you advice specific to the treatment you’ve had and your smile. However, there are a few core things you should be doing to keep your smile looking and feeling great.

Firstly, brush twice a day with an electric toothbrush. Whether you’ve had whitening, composite bonding, veneers or full dental implants, plaque can still develop in the mouth and this can be very damaging if it isn’t removed. So, brush thoroughly twice a day and drink plenty of water throughout the day to remove as much residue as possible before you’re able to brush properly.

Next, you need to floss every evening to remove further plaque build up or residue from between the teeth. Speak to your dentist about the best ways to do this that are specific to your treatment, however for the most part, getting between all of the teeth will be ideal. You’d be surprised at how small or a gap food and sugar residue can get stuck, so don’t miss this step out.

Finally you should use an alcohol free mouthwash, to get rid of those very last bits of residue that brushing or flossing could miss. None of these three steps can replace each other, but instead should all be used in conjunction with one another to keep your smile feeling amazing.

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