Protect Your Cosmetic Dentistry

cosmetic dentistry in sarasotaSmile Sarasota does a lot of cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of medicine that is trending these days, and people are becoming more and more conscious of the fact that good oral health is important.

After you have gone through cosmetic dentistry treatment such as dental implants or cosmetic crowns or veneers you need to protect your teeth from hazards just as you would with natural teeth. Just because you have a crown it doesn’t mean it will never break! Crowns are just like your natural teeth. Restorative dental work can chip, break or go through discolorations, if you don’t take care properly of your teeth. The following are a few things you should know if you want to keep that beautiful smile for a long time to come:

  1. Porcelain (and natural teeth) can break extremely easily if you chew on popcorn daily, eat hard candies, chew ice.
  2. Don’t use toothpastes that contain abrasive ingredients such as baking soda. By using such toothpaste regularly, the beautiful shine of your teeth will fade, and they will look dull.
  3. Protect yourself from the harmful effects of teeth grinding at night. Make sure to wear a night guard, especially if you have problems with grinding your teeth at night.