Teeth whitening

Do's

Tooth whitening (termed tooth bleaching when utilizing bleach), is either restoration of natural tooth shade or whitening beyond natural tooth shade, depending on the definition used.

Dont's

Restoration of the underlying, natural tooth shade is possible by simply removing surface (extrinsic) stains (e.g. from tea, coffee, red wine and tobacco) and calculus (tartar). This is achieved by having the teeth cleaned by a dental professional (commonly termed "scale and polish".

Dental Implant Surgery

Do's

Just because you can’t properly chew immediately after surgery doesn’t mean you have to stick to a bland and boring soft diet. Do prior research before the procedure; look for flavorful and nutritious recipes you can whip up to ensure you maintain a healthy diet even if you can’t chew. Keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and the wound in your mouth in mind when choosing the food items that will go into your diet.

Dont's

Tooth loss is often the result of poor oral hygiene maintenance and other factors like smoking. As is the case with most other cosmetic procedures, we advise that you drop the bad habits and pick up new ones instead. Dental implants have a long term success rate and you need to keep it that way. Drop your vices and start taking proper care of your teeth.

Fillings and bridges

Do's

Biting exerts tremendous pressure on the teeth, and this can make them very sore after you get a filling. When chewing your food, take your time and try not to bite all the way through; this will prevent your teeth from making forceful contact. If possible, chew on the opposite side of the mouth from where your filling is. For some people, even cold air can trigger pain in sensitive teeth. Consequently, besides being good manners, keeping your mouth closed when chewing will lessen the chance of

Dont's

Some fillings, particularly silver (amalgam) ones, take time to set after you leave the dentist's office. Eating sticky or gummy food can, in rare cases, dislodge a new filling, so it's best to avoid them in the short-term. Moderate temperatures are less likely to trigger pain in sensitive teeth. Sugary foods and soft drinks trigger sensitivity in some and may promote bacterial growth around the edges of, or even under, a new filling.

Root canals

Do's

Because a root canal removes the interior portion of your tooth, the tooth structure will be altered and weakened following the root canal procedure. For that reason, in nearly every case, a crown or “cap” is recommended to help protect and strengthen the tooth to prevent breakage and other issues. Crowns are often placed during a subsequent procedure once your tooth and the surrounding tissues have a chance to heal. Until that appointment, your tooth is unprotected, and you’ll have to take car

Dont's

Even if you’re trying hard not to chew on the treated side of your mouth, consuming foods that are hard or crunchy can still increase your risk of damaging the temporary filling that’s used to seal the tooth until a permanent restoration can be placed over the tooth. Hard foods can damage the filling or even cause the tooth to break off requiring an extraction. . To be extra safe, try to avoid these foods completely until the final restoration is in place.