Tips to Maintain Your Smile Makeover Results

Posted by BELLFLOWER COSMETIC DENTISTRY on Apr 7 2022, 03:05 AM

Tips to Maintain Your Smile Makeover Results

After you have achieved a straight and even smile with a smile makeover, you may want to learn how to maintain its results for a longer time. This is because improper care may increase the risk of a relapse and your smile might go back to its previous state.

In this blog, our oral care experts at Samir T. Ayoub Dental Corporation in Bellflower, California, share simple aftercare tips to prolong your smile makeover results.

How Does a Smile Makeover Procedure Work?

According to studies, nearly 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Besides this, discolored, crooked, crowded, chipped, or cracked teeth also make people unhappy about their smiles.

A smile makeover procedure includes a combination of cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures that address multiple dental issues. Your dentist will assess your oral health needs and smile goals to individualize your makeover procedure. 

Treatment options may include dental crowns, teeth whitening, veneers, teeth, gum contouring, and others.

How to Make Your Smile Makeover Results Last Longer?

Studies found that crowded, broken, or misaligned teeth can be hard to clean. This leads to plaque formation and, eventually, to tooth decay or gum disease. 

A smile makeover not only has a significant impact on your appearance and self-esteem but also improves your dental health.

Here is how you can make your smile makeover investment last longer:

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

The ADA recommends brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to prevent decay. Spend at least 30 seconds on each quadrant and floss daily to remove the food particles stuck between the teeth. Consider adding an antimicrobial mouthwash to your cleaning routine.

Use Good Oral Care Products 

Using abrasive products or products with harsh ingredients can degrade the sheen of your restorations. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and replace it every 90 to 120 days. 

Your mouthwash should be alcohol-free and your toothpaste should be non-abrasive, especially when you have veneers.

Eat the Right Foods

Your diet must be low on sugary, sticky, and acidic foods and drinks. They contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Also avoid hard foods that may crack your restorations.

Minimize smoking and consumption of pigmented foods and drinks to avoid teeth stains.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Regular visits to your dentist allow them to deep-clean your teeth to prevent cavities and offer regular touchup treatments where needed.

If you’d like to know more about maintaining smile makeover results, call (562) 925-2223 to schedule your appointment or visit Samir T. Ayoub Dental Corporation at 16505 Clark Ave, Bellflower, California 90706.

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