Dental bonding can help you by making minor repairs on teeth that are discolored, are chipped or have overly large gaps in between them. Nevertheless, your bonding will not look as good if you do not take care of it. In order to keep your bonding looking nice, consider some of these suggestions.
Naturally, be extra careful of what you put in your mouth because dental bonding is not as tough as your natural teeth. Biting onto hard food items like hard candy and ice can take their toll on your natural teeth, and dental bonding is more susceptible. As long as you are careful about what you eat and how you eat, you can protect your bonding and natural teeth. Chewing on things like pencils and opening food packaging with your teeth may not be helpful either, so you can benefit by breaking these habits if you have them.
Dental bonding can also be stained by drinks like tea, coffee and red wine. Bonding is especially vulnerable to staining during the first couple of days after it was applied, so you can serve your smile by not drinking these things within that time frame. You may be able to drink them after the first two days, but we caution you against overdoing it. You can fight against any staining that may happen by brushing and flossing daily.
Now, we do not want you to feel that all is lost if the bonding becomes discolored or gets broken. You can get replacements here at Gulf Coast Dental Care of Biloxi in Biloxi, Mississippi, should anything happen. Our dentist, Dr. Grafton Teets, will gladly serve you. If you have any questions about dental bonding or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 228-273-8989.