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Protecting Your Dental Bonding from Discoloration

Posted on 9/20/2016 by Dr. Michael Drone
A cup of warm coffee that can stain your teeth!When your teeth are less than perfect, you may find yourself holding back your smiles. A cracked or broken tooth, teeth that are misshapen or teeth with gaps between them can lead to a lack of self-confidence.

Dental bonding can restore your teeth to a beautiful appearance. Bonding does, however, require some work to keep its natural look.

What is Dental Bonding?

Bonding is a composite resin used to help your teeth look natural. When first applied, it is malleable, allowing the dentist to shape the material as needed. After it is shaped, it is dried and polished.

Stains Easily
While bonding is both inexpensive and matches the color of your natural teeth, the material stains easily. These stains are not easily removed and cannot be whitened with tooth whiteners. But there are things you can do to prevent discoloration.

Avoid Staining Beverages

Drinks such as coffee, tea and red wine are all major culprits in staining, even causing discoloration in your natural teeth. Limiting your intake or even avoiding them altogether can help protect your dental bonding.

Avoid Tobacco

Tobacco products - cigarettes, cigars as well as chewing tobacco - all contain tar and nicotine, both of which can cause stains, both to bonding as well as your natural teeth. Bonding is a porous material, however, and absorbs stains more easily. Quitting smoking or chewing tobacco can greatly reduce your risk of ruining dental bonding.

Brush Regularly

Cleaning your teeth regularly can greatly help reduce your risk of staining. Brushing at least twice a day can help to remove surface stains before they absorb into the material. You should also visit your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings and exams. Your dentist will be able to further help you prevent stains as well as detect early signs of discoloration, helping you to prevent the need to have bonding redone.

With the proper care, dental bonding can last several years, giving you a smile you are more than happy to show off. Please contact us today if you have any questions about your oral care.

Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics
809 Wall Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
PH: (219) 250-1163
Northwest Indiana
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