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Care and Maintenance of Dental Restorations

Ever heard of a high tech 3D molded toothbrush that cleans your teeth in 6 seconds? This futuristic gadget is called Blizzident which works by simply biting and grinding your teeth. The bristles are custom-made to match your own teeth. Some may find it funny while some may find it useful. Any type of dental care product that effectively cleans your teeth and gums are essential for your oral hygiene. Just make sure to consult your dentist when it comes to dental care.

Good oral hygiene combined with routine checkups play a big role in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. The American Dental Association (ADA) promotes the importance of regular dentist visits and at-home treatments. The ADA reminds people that the frequency of their dental visits is based on their current oral health, so they may need to visit more than twice a year in case of poor dental health.

Individuals with dental restorations like fillings, bridges, crowns, dentures and implants require proper care and maintenance to keep their smile healthy and bright.

Use of a hard bristle toothbrush and highly abrasive toothpaste can damage the surface of your dental restorations. Brush gently using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Run it over your teeth and gums.

Flossing removes the debris trapped in between your teeth. It prevents tooth decay and at the same time increases the lifespan of your restorations.

Mouth rinses fight bacteria, reduce oral discomfort and prevent bad breath. It can be prescribed by your dentist or can be purchased over-the-counter. Regular use of mouth rinses containing alcohol can break the bond between your teeth and your dental restorations.

Stay away from bad habits like smoking and excessive drinking of alcohol. Avoid grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw.

For proper care and maintenance of your dental restorations, please don’t hesitate to call your Lincroft dentist, Dr. Mitchel Friedman, at Newman Springs Dental Care by calling (732) 352-3903.

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