People undergo smile makeovers to dramatically improve the appearance of their teeth. After a dental team helps you achieve your dream smile, you may want to know how to make the outcome last longer.
Here are six ways that smile makeover recipients can prolong their results:
At-home dental care helps prevent health problems and staining on natural teeth. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing the teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled
brush and fluoride toothpaste. Brushing helps scrub away food and plaque (a sticky bacterial film) that form on the teeth.
In addition to brushing, the ADA also recommends cleaning between teeth once per day. Floss can reach cavity-causing bacteria (plaque) where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. When people don’t remove plaque, it hardens and forms crusty, destructive tartar.
Speaking of at-home oral hygiene, the products that people use to clean their teeth matter. As a general rule, choose products that are gentle yet effective:
How does your diet affect the results of your smile makeover? Certain foods and drinks can chip or dislodge restorations, increase the risk of decay and disease, and discolor enamel:
Most dentists recommend that patients visit their clinic every six months for checkups and professional cleanings. During these appointments, dentists monitor the state of the patient’s mouth and remove potentially damaging buildup. If a hygienist does not remove tartar in time, it can contribute to gum irritation and disease
Keeping a watchful eye on your oral health can help preserve the effects of a smile makeover and overall wellness. Have you experienced recent changes in your smile? Please don’t ignore it. Neglecting dental and gum issues can lead to a requirement of more intensive procedures in due course.
Biomed Central announced that 28% of smokers expressed having moderate and
severe levels of dental discoloration (compared to 15% in non-smokers). People
often choose a whitening treatment (such as whitening or veneers) as a component
of their smile makeover. Consequently, smoking can ruin the brightening effects
of both of these treatments.
A benefit of porcelain veneers is that they are impervious to discoloration. However, the
composite material attaches each veneer to the corresponding tooth CAN stain. Smoking may cause the edges of the teeth to darken.
Optimal oral health is the key to long-lasting smile makeover results.
Dr. Abbey Lee serves people in Atlanta, GA, and helps them obtain the smile they’ve always wanted through smile makeovers. If you would like to start your smile makeover, please call 404-328-7177 or message us online to book an appointment.