The last appointment at Alpha Dental Spa to finish your cosmetic dental work is definitely cause for celebration. However, your smile still needs regular care and maintenance if you want your cosmetic work – be it implants, crowns, or bridges – to last as long as Dr. David Cho says they can.
Let’s look at a couple of tips for helping your cosmetic dental work last as long as possible.
Consistent brushing and flossing
The biggest key to ensuring that your crowns, bridges, or implants are in the best shape possible is to consistently brush and floss. Flossing reaches 35% of your tooth’s surface that a brush can’t reach – which is important for removing plaque. Plaque causes gingivitis, which if left untreated can turn into full-blown gum disease. Even with your cosmetic dental work finished, gum disease is a problem that you have to do your best to prevent.
A balanced diet
Additionally, just because you now have cosmetic work in your smile doesn’t mean you can immediately start eating and drinking foods high in sugars and acids. It’s important to maintain a balanced, healthy diet that’s free of high-in-sugar items like cake or soda. Both of those can weaken the enamel on your remaining teeth, leading to decay and the possible decay of your cosmetic dental work.
If you have any questions about caring for your bridges, crowns, or implants, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today at 856-829-1989.