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Hello! My name is Den. This blog is going to cover a range of dental topics. I am not a dentist or a dental nurse but I have recently undergone a lot of dental treatment. This treatment has given me a great insight into the world of dentistry and I would like to share everything I have learnt with you here. Last year, I developed terrible pain in my mouth. I was diagnosed with severe tooth decay. The dentist removed the problem teeth and then inserted false ones in their place. He also whitened my teeth to improve my smile. I hope you find my blog useful.


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Care Tips After Having A Dental Bonding Procedure

by Myrtle Banks

Some people are blessed with beautiful, natural smiles; others need some professional help so they can be proud of their smiles. Having decayed teeth can make it hard for someone to socialize freely because such teeth are an eyesore for other people to look at. Using a white composite resin, a cosmetic dentist can "fill" the unsightly gaps left behind after decayed tooth material has been completely extracted. This helps restore the affected teeth, and thus boost the facial profile of the patient.

If you have undergone a dental bonding procedure, here are a number of post-procedure care tips you should practice so you can get the most service out of your "bonded" teeth.

Stay away from hard and sticky foods

Once the tooth-colored composite resin used as filling material has completely hardened, you can get back to your normal diet. But if you want to enjoy prolonged service from a dental bonding treatment, you had better avoid hard or tacky foods like chewy chocolate bars, jelly beans, hard candies, chewing gum, peanuts, gummy bears, etc.

Abandon some habits

It is best to refrain from some habits once you've had a dental bonding procedure. Stay away from cigarettes, as the smoke will discolor the white composite resin rather quickly. Since it may be difficult to quit smoking altogether, it is advisable to seek alternative methods like acupuncture and hypnotherapy to help you let go of the habit. In addition to that, avoid biting fingernails, opening soda bottles with your teeth, chewing pens, etc. Such habits will subject your teeth to undue stress, which will cause them to rupture easily.

Go for regular dental checkups and cleanings

Your dentist will have a big role to play when it comes to ensuring the longevity of your dental fillings. Therefore, don't think that the only time you will need to see them again is when you are experiencing problems after having the procedure. Arrange to go for dental checkups and in-office cleanings on a regular basis. This will ensure that your dentist is able to identify any problems before they can exacerbate into bigger problems that could lead to tooth loss.  

Provided you know how to take good care of your teeth after having a dental bonding procedure, you can enjoy maximum service from the procedure. Aside from following the above-explained after-care tips, make sure to brush and floss your bonded teeth well on a regular basis, especially after mealtime.