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What can you not do after teeth bonding?

If you receive dental bonding in New Orleans, here are a few aftercare tips:

#1 Brush Everyday 

Brush your teeth twice daily using fluoride toothpaste, and be sure to clean all sides of your teeth and tongue. Also, toothbrushes don’t last forever, so replace yours a few times a year, especially after being sick. 

#2 Floss without Fail

Floss daily between each tooth and gently reach down to the gumline. 

#3 Drink Plenty of Water 

If you can’t brush after a meal, the next best thing is to rinse your mouth with water to reduce acid levels and clean away food particles. 

#4 Avoid Foods and Drinks That Stain

Coffee, red wine, soda, tobacco, acidic foods, and foods with artificial coloring can make your teeth appear brown and stained. Though these substances won’t affect the bonding’s structure, the stains can collect on the front teeth and look unsightly. 

#5 Avoid Biting Down

Avoid eating or biting down on hard, sharp, or chewy foods, as this can wear down dental bonding and tooth enamel. Hard or chewy foods can include ice, nuts, taffy, candies, and more. 

#6 Eliminate Bad Habits 

Biting your fingernails and chewing on pen caps can wear down your dental bonding and enamel. Habits like these can also fracture, chip, or break teeth.

Call Us about Dental Bonding in New Orleans

Do you have a chipped, misshapen, or fractured tooth? Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with our team at NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry. We offer various services to restore your smile, including attractive and durable dental bonding. 

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