If you have recently gone through a tooth bonding procedure done at either our office or somewhere else, you are probably curious what you need to do to take care of them until your next follow up appointment.
It's common that individuals forget the material in their mouth is still hardening and forming as you bite down and move around. In doing this, it hardens and adheres to your teeth correctly. Here are some tips to make sure you keep them clean, intact, and how to avoid staining.
Use A Straw to Drink Staining Beverages
If you can briefly take a break from consuming any drinks and liquors that can stain the bonding material while it's setting up, it will keep them a solid shade of white. Avoid coffee, tea, and wine for a couple of weeks. If you have to have a staining beverage be sure to use a straw. Place the straw as far back in the mouth as you can and instantly swallow. Limit the drinks time against your teeth and repeatedly follow up with rinsing your mouth out with water.
Only Consume Lukewarm Beverages and Food
During the next 7 days post the procedure of having your teeth bonded, avoid drinking hot beverages or food. Instead, drink and eat cold or lukewarm liquids and meals. Excessive heat could soften and breakdown fresh bonding material, calling for you to have your teeth bonded again. Especially drinks like coffee, tea, or wine. Absolutely let them cool to room temperature.
Using these tips from our office will care for your teeth and you'll keep your newly bonded teeth stain-free and intact until your next appointment with us. If you have any questions or concerns, contact our office to discuss them and ask for further instruction on how to care for your teeth. We are always here to take care of your oral care.