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How to Care for Dental Bonding So It Lasts as Long as Possible


Posted on 10/10/2019 by Front Desk
How to Care for Dental Bonding So It Lasts as Long as PossibleGetting dental bonding will help you to protect your teeth from decay. Still, as with everything else, dental bonding will wear down over time. Here are a few things you can do to be sure that you make your dental bonding last as long as it can.

Watch What You Chew

You have no doubt heard that chewing ice is bad for your teeth. The extreme temperature combined with the intense pressure can combine to form small cracks in the enamel. Over time, these cracks can worsen until the tooth needs to be repaired.

It will come as no surprise to you that the same is true for dental bonding. Chewing on ice can severely impact the length of time your dental bonding will last. Because of this, it is better to avoid crunching on ice altogether. Besides ice, you might want to limit your use of other overly crunchy foods. While dental bonding is very durable, chewing on things like hard candy or similar foods could wind up damaging the dental bonding.

Pay Attention to Your Bite

If you have an uneven bite pattern, it could end up causing your dental bonding to wear down more quickly. Likewise, if you suffer from bruxism (grinding your teeth while you sleep) you should definitely invest in a mouthguard to help make sure that your dental bonding is not affected by it.

Depending on the severity of your bruxism, you might be able to use a store-bought mouthguard, or you might need to have one professionally made for you. In either case, the expenditure is worth it, as it will help preserve your dental bonding as well as your teeth. If you have any questions about your dental bonding, please contact us. We are always happy to talk with you about your dental issues.




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