Tobacco, red wine, coffee, blueberries and tea may
stain composite resin
If your front teeth have been bonded, avoid
biting into foods, especially hard foods such as apples.
When flossing remove the floss horizontally
rather than vertically to avoid dislodging bonding. It is preferred
that you floss before bedtime.
Be careful of what you eat for the first
twenty four hours after placement. Avoid hard, chewy
Avoid acids like
vinegar, tomatoes, or pineapple and alcohol which
can damage the bonding.
Use regular Crest, Original
Colgate, or Metadent toothpaste they are safe for composite resin.
Avoid toothpaste that advertise "extra whitening"
because they are often very abrasive and scratch
Avoid contacting this area with metal objects
such as paperclips or pens
If you grind your teeth, bruxism,
you can damage your dental work
AVOID chewing on ice, finger nails, hard candy, popcorn
kernels or other
hard objects may cause chipping or fractures
Do NOT use your teeth as a tool to open
things! This will break or chip bonding and composites.
Don't pick at the new material, it may feel
"funny" but you will adjust. If you pick at it, it can
shorten the life of the material. If you have a "rough"
spot, call us to smooth it.
Some sensitivity may be experienced at first
but show discontinue after a few weeks
1.1% neutral sodium fluoride
gel around the margins of this area to
help prevent decay.
cautious about using sonic
toothbrushes on a bonded area, their
vibrations can cause loosening of the
professional cleaning three to four
times a year to remove stains to keep their natural appearance.
rinses may affect the longevity of a
restoration. Alcohol is a
solvent of resin/resin
cements/bonding agents. The result
is softening of the composite
matrix; which may increase our
ability to abrade the resin
material, making it rougher and
more prone to staining and early
switching to alcohol free rinse
and mouth spray
phosphoric, citric, tartaric and/or
carbonic acid in soda
in now linked to breaking down the
tooth enamel around dental sealants
and fillings leading to more extensive