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4 Fool-Proof Ways to Take Care of Your New Smile

They say your smile is the first thing people notice about you, so it’s no surprise you want to keep it looking its best. A smile makeover can provide many health benefits, from improving your general oral health to boosting self-esteem and giving you the confidence you didn’t know was possible. 

Whether you suffer from yellowing, chipped teeth, or tooth loss, the trained dental professionals at your local Calgary Cosmetic Dentistry clinic can help you build a plan to fit your budget and give you the smile of your dreams. Below are 4 ways you can keep your new smile bright and beautiful for years to come:

1. Promote healthy healing

Upon completion of your procedure, your dentist will provide you with aftercare instructions. These instructions will likely include being careful about the temperature of your food and drink for a few days following the procedure, avoiding the use of straws and smoking to prevent dry socket from occurring, and rinsing your mouth with salt water a few times a day to keep your mouth clean. 

Your dentist may also prescribe painkillers, or recommend over-the-counter painkillers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, depending on the extent of your procedure. Proper aftercare ensures a get off to a great start with your new smile..

2. No more nicotine

Smoking causes your teeth and gums to become discolored as well as promoting poor gum health and bad breath. Your dentist will likely recommend you don’t smoke immediately following your procedure to prevent infection, making it a great time to quit! 

3. Don’t forget to brush

From childhood, we are taught to brush our teeth regularly in order to keep them healthy and looking their best. But as we grow older and life takes over, what was once a twice-daily habit may become a once-a-day habit, or even less. Brushing your teeth at a minimum once daily, for the length of your favorite nursery rhyme, will ensure your new smile stays its brightest and healthiest for years to come. 

4. Return regularly

Regular visits to your Calgary family dentistry clinic will ensure that any issues that come up are taken care of promptly. A good rule of thumb is to visit your dentist for a cleaning every 6 months, and a full check-up once a year, however, your dentist may request more or less frequent visits depending on your individual needs.

The dental professionals at Stony Trail Dental are happy to help answer any questions or concerns you might have. Call us today at 403-248-4230 to book a consultation.


Medically reviewed by Dr. Gurshant Grewal - a Registered Dentist on August 18, 2022

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