People all over the world undergo all sorts of different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures in order to better their smiles. With some of the best and most advanced technologies readily available today, patients with almost any dental flaw can now enjoy their smiles like never before thanks to the use of cosmetic dentistry. The trouble is, patients sometimes make the mistake of thinking that cosmetic dentistry is a once-and-for-all fix. The truth is that smiles that have benefited from cosmetic dentistry require just as much maintenance as any other smile.

Think of your new smile as a new car. When most people buy new cars they make every effort to keep it clean and to keep it running properly by maintaining it with the help of a mechanic through routine oil changes, tire rotations, and so on. The same concept applies for all patients who undergo any type of cosmetic dentistry procedure. Upkeep is a must.

No matter if you have a simple in-office teeth whitening treatment to brighten your dull smile or a more complex procedure such as a full mouth reconstruction, the key behind keeping a beautiful smile is knowing how to properly maintain it. Maintenance is an important and necessary part of keeping your smile looking like it should. Without proper maintenance your once beautiful smile can turn ugly and you may find that your hard earned money was wasted.

The best part about maintaining your new smile is that it is relatively easy to do. It doesn’t take much time and effort on your part to ensure that your smile continues to be one that you are proud of. Maintaining your smile involves:

  1. Scheduling routine check-ups with your dentist to ensure that your smile is healthy.
  2. Brushing and flossing your teeth at least two times a day. Some dentists recommend brushing after every meal.
  3. Following any type of after-care routine that is given to you by your dentist.
  4. Overcoming any bad habits that lead to your flawed smile in the past. For example, it’s not recommended that a patient undergo teeth whitening only to continue smoking or heavily drinking wine and other agents that are known to stain the teeth.

Without proper maintenance of your smile, the results of cosmetic dentistry can disappear pretty quickly. Be sure you are taking proper care of your new smile at home as well as with the help of a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Siegel. If it has been awhile since your last routine check-up or if you want to experience the joy of having a flawless smile, contact our office today!