Cosmetic Dentistry

Caring for Your Cosmetic Treatment

Aug 23 • 2 minute read

Maintaining the health and condition of your teeth is always important, but never more so then once you have already undergone cosmetic treatment. If properly maintained, the cosmetic treatments you have undergone can last a long time, not only preserving the condition and appearance of your teeth but the state of your wallet as well. 

Teeth Whitening

If you have undergone whitening procedures, then maintaining the brightness of your teeth is a priority for you. There are several easy-to-follow steps when attempting to prevent stains or discoloration of your teeth.

Use a straw: Whenever you drink fluids of a dark color or that have a high acid content, be sure to use a straw. This will keep everyday drinks like coffee, tea, and even wine from staining your teeth leading to stains.

Get a whitening toothpaste: Kinds of toothpaste with a whitening effect are great at ridding you of surface stains, and if used regularly can limit the amount of discoloration you experience from everyday consumption of food and beverages.

Rinse and brush after meals: If you eat or drink something that can cause staining, be sure to act quickly and brush your teeth. Rinsing after meals when you don’t have access to a toothbrush can also help to avoid darkening of the teeth.

Veneers, Crowns, and Implants

These porcelain treatments are great for giving you your perfect smile, and the care they require is generally not too different from caring for your natural teeth. What is important to remember about these treatments, however, is that they are often times temporary, so proper treatment can ensure more usage before needing to be replaced. 

Use soft bristled brushes: While dental porcelain is a tough material, the abrasiveness of hard-bristled brushes will gradually take their toll. A soft brush will not only clean your veneers or crowns without wearing them down but is better for your natural teeth as well.

Use non-abrasive toothpaste: As with your toothbrush, finding a toothpaste without excessive abrasiveness can benefit not only the ceramics in your mouth but natural teeth as well.

Inform your hygienist: Be sure to get your bi-yearly cleanings, and when you do, remind your hygienist to use a non-abrasive polish on your teeth. 

Keep Yourself Educated

Learning the best ways to care for your teeth is important, and Ontario River Arch Dental knows it. Schedule an appointment with our Ontario office today, so you can get educated on the right oral hygiene habits for you, and we can get you the impeccable smile you deserve.


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