It’s no crime to want to look good, especially not right before summer social events, and making sure your smile is perfect is a crucial aspect of that. Perhaps this is why cosmetic dentistry, especially the services provided by Dr. Trinh Nyugen from the Cosmetic and Dental Implant Center, has seen a rise in recent years. Everyone wants whiter, straighter teeth and dentists are meeting their need with increasingly sophisticated cosmetic dentistry technology.
Knowing how to take care of your mouth after these procedures, however, is just as important as deciding you need them in the first place. Understanding what you should and shouldn’t do after you get your cosmetic procedures done is a vital way to maintain your regained beauty and prevent unwanted complications from developing (and interfering with your social life).
In recent years, one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures performed by dentists is professional teeth whitening. Because the majority of Americans agree that white, clean teeth are one of the crowning features of a beautiful smile, patients of all ages are seeking professional treatments for their teeth.
A professional teeth whitening procedure is typically quite similar to the ordinary one you can perform yourself with store-bought materials with one important difference. The chemicals used by professional dentists and hygienists are much more powerful and must be handled with far more care. Dentists often use a variety of acidic solutions to wash out the stains in a patient’s teeth, and these must be treated with extreme care to make sure your teeth aren’t harmed in the process.
The strength of the teeth whitening solutions used means that the aftercare process requires more attention as well. Dentists recommend that you avoid teeth-staining foods and drinks for at least 48 hours after your procedure to give the pores in your teeth type to close up and heal and prevent worst stains from happening. As a general rule, this means that, while you’re at your pool party, you should avoid any foods that could create dark stains in a white shirt.
Professional Crown Lengthening
Another common cosmetic dental procedure performed by dentists is professional crown lengthening. Because some people have gums that appear too prominently in a smile, many patients choose to have a professional cosmetic dentist reshape their gum line and extend the amount of tooth that can be perceived. The change is chiefly an aesthetic one, but it can make the difference in creating a brighter smile.
Because crown lengthening is a surgical procedure, however, it also necessitates very precise aftercare. For example, most dentists prescribe a special mouth rinse to use after the procedure to ensure that the gums heal properly. Never let your social plans interfere with your using this medical mouthwash because you risk infection or other complications would be a worse scenario.
These examples are, of course, only general cases. To get more specific instructions for proper aftercare after your cosmetic dental procedure, make sure you contact a qualified California dentist like Dr. Trinh Nguyen from the Cosmetic and Dental Implant Center. Contact the CDIC office by calling 714-702-1328 or by visiting its website at www.cdicdental.com today!