Tobacco, red wine, coffee, blueberries and tea may
stain composite resin.
Avoid acid such as vinegar, tomatoes or
pineapples and alcohol which can damage the resins.
Be careful of what you eat for the first
twenty four hours after placement. Avoid hard, chewy
Use regular Crest, Crest Extra
Whitening or Metadent toothpaste, they are safe for composite resin
If you grind your teeth, bruxism,
you can damage your dental work. You may need to consider having a protective
appliance made to protect your fillings and teeth.
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 excessive pressure 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.
Gum, like other sticky foods ,may place
stress on fillings and cause them to come out.
Some sensitivity may be experienced at first
but should discontinue after a few weeks
When flossing remove the floss horizontally
rather than vertically to avoid dislodging composite
Have a professional cleaning done every 3-6
months to remove food and stains.
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