Five Tips for Smile Makeover Aftercare

Five Tips for Smile Makeover Aftercare from About Dental Care in St. George, UTA smile makeover might be what you need if you are displeased with the appearance of your smile. It involves strategically combining multiple cosmetic treatments, tackling all the aesthetic issues taking away from your smile.

Five tips to make the result of your smile makeover last

A smile makeover is a unique process for each patient since the plan is crafted to address their individual needs. The same applies to the recovery process. It varies based on the treatments performed. For example, the installation of implants comes with a lengthy recovery process, while there is none for composite bonding treatments.

However, there are some basic things anyone who has finished a smile makeover can do to make the results of their treatments last as long as possible.

1. Brush twice daily

It is not reasonable to expect teeth to remain pearly white without cleaning them regularly. Brushing twice a day helps protect teeth against decay and gum disease. It also helps to prevent stains and discoloration from forming on teeth.

Patients who received teeth whitening treatments as part of the cosmetic makeover should consider using a whitening toothpaste once a week to help maintain their teeth’s new color. They should also use at-home whitening kits provided by a dentist to perform maintenance treatments as needed.

2. Floss daily

Flossing daily is just as important as brushing regularly. It cleans interdental spaces that a toothbrush cannot reach. Keeping these areas plaque-free protects teeth from decay and gum disease. Both issues negatively impact the appearance and function of teeth.

3. Avoid smoking

Smoking leads to brownish stains forming on teeth, and it can ruin the results of a cosmetic makeover. Smokers should consider giving the habit up to keep their teeth looking their best. Smoking does not only ruin the way teeth look; it also significantly increases the risk of gum disease, and it is terrible for a person’s overall health. Fortunately, the stains caused by tobacco smoke can be removed during a smile makeover with teeth whitening treatments.

4. Avoid color-rich foods

Some foods and beverages like beets and coffee contain powerful coloring agents – called tannins – that can leave teeth discolored. Such foods often even stain containers they are stored in. Removing foods with potent tannins entirely from your diet is not an option for most people, but you can avoid consuming them as much as possible. When you consume foods or beverages that stain your teeth, rinse your mouth with water or brush your teeth afterward.

5. Follow instructions followed by your dentist

Patients get detailed aftercare instructions from their dentist after cosmetic makeovers. These instructions should be followed to reduce the risk of complications developing. That includes taking antibiotics or painkillers as directed by the dentist.

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There is no such thing as a smile that is too bad to be transformed with a cosmetic makeover. Give us a call or visit our St. George clinic to schedule a consultation.

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