Here’s the thing about cosmetic dentistry: it’s useless unless you pair it with a healthy smile. It just doesn’t make sense to use cosmetic tools to achieve an aesthetic result, while leaving underlying oral health issues untreated.
That is why our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists help our patients achieve and maintain healthy teeth. First of all, your smile will simply look better when it is healthy. Second of all, once your smile is healthy, you can benefit from all types of cosmetic treatments!
So what can you do to protect your teeth?
1. Follow all of your dentist’s oral hygiene recommendations
This means keeping up your schedule of professional dental cleanings (most people should undergo professional cleanings every six months). It also means brushing, flossing, and using mouth rinse in accordance with your dentist’s directions.
2. Look out for bruxism, and seek treatment ASAP
Bruxism is the name we use to describe chronic dental grinding and clenching. One of the problems with bruxism is that the pressure exerted on your teeth due to dental grinding can wear down your teeth and cause micro-chips in your dental enamel. If you think that you may be suffering from bruxism, please seek treatment from your dentist—they can help you avoid this damage!
3. Use protective mouth gear when necessary
This is such an easy step to implement! If you are going to engage in a contact our extreme sport, please wear the appropriate protective mouth gear. Many dental traumas are easily preventable, thanks to modern protective mouth guards.
Our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists are here to give you all of the information and dental tips that you need in order to achieve oral health success. So give us a call to schedule your personal consultation with our dental team—we look forward to meeting with you!