Cosmetic dentistry in Covington is becoming increasingly popular nowadays and for very good reasons. If you have minor cosmetic issues that don't require complex treatment like braces or implants, then cosmetic dentistry is the right answer for you.
One of the most common questions we hear from our patients is if they need to do anything in particular after the cosmetic procedure. For example, they are curious if they need to be mindful of the food they eat or if they can immediately go back to their usual routine.
Here's the answer.
Some foods are better to be completely avoided for a period after getting cosmetic treatment while others should be consumed in moderation.
Popcorn kernels, nuts, and other hard foods are better to be avoided if you just got veneers, for example. If you eat hard foods like almonds, you shouldn’t chew them with your front teeth. Just limit their intake and chew with caution.
You should also stay away from foods like candies or taffies. These can get stuck to your new teeth, damage the bonding, and make them loose.
The same stays true for hard candy which can crack your teeth if you bite on them. Better to avoid them or make sure you do not bite them if you have hard candy.
Having too many acidic fruits and juices can affect your teeth. Things like orange juice, or tomato juice can damage and stain your teeth. If you have them, brush and rinse your teeth afterward to clean the acid away.
Berries like blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are delicious and healthy but keep in mind that they have staining compounds and can stain your teeth. They are to be enjoyed but in moderation and you should clean your teeth afterward.
Drinks like coffee, wine, cola, or black tea can also stain your teeth. If you do want to enjoy them right after having cosmetic treatment, use a straw and clean your teeth immediately after to avoid or reduce the likelihood of staining your teeth.
These are some of the foods you should avoid after cosmetic treatment. If you have any questions, it's best to check with your dentist and make sure you take the right precautions to properly care for your new teeth.
At Cornerstone Dentistry, Covington dentist Dr. Keleigh strives to provide quality dentistry to all her patients regardless of their needs. If you are curious to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve optimal oral health, we are happy to chat with you.
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