SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA
Smile makeovers are designed to rejuvenate your teeth and gums, addressing problems with your smile. This unique approach accounts for your specific smile needs; whether you have chipped, stained, crooked, or uneven teeth, the best cosmetic dentists in Scotts Valley can help. Deciding to get a smile makeover can be a significant financial commitment, one that you want to last as long as possible. Therefore, follow these six secrets for long-lasting smile makeover results.
Maintain Your Oral Health
Good oral health is the foundation of attractive teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily are paramount to reducing bacteria, removing food bits, and plaque buildup, which can help lower your risk of cavities and gum disease. You should practice good oral hygiene daily whether you have undergone cosmetic dentistry or not, although your results could last longer if you take good care of your teeth and gums.
Pick the Right Products
Porcelain and composite restorations commonly used in cosmetic dental treatments are quite durable, although they aren’t indestructible. Selecting the right oral care products is essential if you want your results to last as long as possible. Choose toothpaste that bears the American Dental Association’s seal of approval, and select a floss type that is easiest for you to use. You may, however, prefer to use an electric toothbrush and water flosser to amp up your oral hygiene routine. Although these products are not required to maintain good oral hygiene, they help make it easier to follow through with your daily oral care routine.
See the Dentist Twice a Year
At Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, we agree with the ADA’s recommendation that all patients should see the dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings. The purpose of these visits is to remove stuck-on tartar buildup, which can lead to oral infections that result in damaging your teeth and risk undoing the results of your smile makeover. To lessen these risks, we recommend getting your teeth cleaned twice a year because even restorations like veneers, crowns and dental implants collect tartar buildup.
Eat This, Not That
A lot of people assume that it’s how they take care of their teeth that matters the most when it comes to preventing oral diseases and maintaining an attractive smile. However, what you eat makes a difference too. We recommend limiting your consumption of processed foods or foods with added sugar. Instead, opt for lean meats and dairy, as well as plentiful fruits and veggies.
Drink More Water
Just like our advice on limiting sugar consumption in foods, we recommend doing the same with the beverages you drink. For instance, limit sodas, juice, cocktails, and other sweetened beverages. Drink water instead, which isn’t harmful to your teeth. If you must drink a sugary beverage, we recommend rinsing your mouth out afterward or brushing your teeth if you’re able.
Tobacco is harmful to your body in many ways, but it also damages your oral health. Nicotine decreases blood flow, making it difficult to recover from infections or surgery, including oral surgery that may be included in your smile makeover, like with dental implants. Additionally, tobacco stains your teeth and dental restorations, making your results look dingy and short-lived.
Smile Makeover Dentist in Scotts Valley, Los Gatos, and Santa Cruz
Getting a smile makeover can be an exciting time. Perhaps you have saved up money to pay for your treatments upfront or plan on applying for CareCredit to finance your dental bill. Regardless, you probably want your results to last as long as possible. We encourage you to follow our advice above so that your results last decades. To learn more about smile makeovers or see what treatments are best for your case, call Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry at (831) 438-4411 or visit our website for more information.