Protecting Your New Dental Investment

Protecting Your New Dental Investment

Cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics require both a time and monetary investment in your teeth. They can help your smile be more attractive, or your teeth to line up correctly and have a better bite relationship. No matter the reason you chose veneers or went through Invisalign treatment, it took a bite out of your budget and schedule. You want to do everything possible to maintain your beautiful results.  


Here are the top four tips from Dr. Jamsheed on how to make your investment last:


Hang on to the last Invisalign tray:  Most people need to wear retainers after having orthodontic treatment. If you’re not getting a retainer for some reason, hold on to your last Invisalign tray. Once your treatment is completed, you can use the last tray to reinforce the correct placement of your smile every evening.


Gentle Care for Veneers:  Veneers cover your natural teeth. Use a whitening paste and remember to brush them carefully: a soft bristled tooth brush at a 45* angle, with non-abrasive toothpaste. Brushing aggressively from side to side creates mechanical wear against the gumlines


Watch What You Eat: Extremely hard, tough, or sticky foods can shift your teeth or damage your veneers! Use caution when planning your meals and eating out. Especially avoid biting into sticky candies like caramels or taffy, and hard candies like peppermint or cinnamon discs.


Keep Your Six Month Appointments: Whether you’ve had veneers, implants, orthodontic treatment, or even just whitened your teeth, the most important thing you can do is to get to Encino Dental Studio twice a year for a checkup. We’ll take a look at all your teeth to ensure their optimal health, and let you know if anything requires extra attention before bigger problems start to pop up.


Dr. Amir Jamsheed wants to help you maintain a fabulous smile. Call Encino Dental Studio today to set your next appointment!



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