4 Ways to Extend the Results of Your Dental Bonding Treatment

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By on December 17th, 2018 in Cosmetic Dentistry

 

Are you thrilled at the idea of a more beautiful smile? Consider cosmetic dental bonding at Celebrity Dental in Franklin Square, NY. Dr. Steven Novick can perform dental bonding as an alternative to porcelain veneers. If you want a whiter, straighter smile without the need for orthodontics, this could be a solution for you. In most cases, dental bonding lasts for many years, and you can extend the life of your restorations by making four quick daily habit changes.

Is your smile looking lackluster? Call us at (516) 481-1446 to schedule an appointment.

Stop Biting Your Fingernails

Biting your fingernails damages more than your nails. It can also put undue stress on your teeth. If you undergo dental bonding, make a promise to yourself to stop chewing on your nails. Otherwise, you might cause the dental bond to break prematurely, requiring a visit to the dentist’s office to get it fixed.

How can you stop this common behavior? Try one of these methods:

  • Keep your fingernails clean, trimmed, and neatly polished to reduce your temptation to bite them.
  • Choose another stress reliever, such as journaling or exercise.
  • Wear gloves in your car and house to remind yourself not to bite your nails.

Reduce Your Consumption of Stain-Causing Beverages

Do you have a coffee habit? The resin material used in dental bonding can stain, just like natural enamel. The more often you drink coffee, tea, wine, or other stain-causing beverages, the more likely you are to need more dental bonding sooner.

Feel like it’s just too tough to say “no” to the morning cup of joe? Try swapping stain-inducing drinks slowly. For instance, you might have one cup of regular coffee, and then get your noontime caffeine from a different source, such as white tea. If you still feel like nothing can take the place of coffee, do your best to floss and brush after every cup. This will minimize the staining power of the drink.

Cut Out the Cigarettes and Cigars

You probably don’t need another reason to stop smoking nicotine products. However, if your dental bonding treatment gets you to finally quit, use it as a springboard for better health.

The smoke from cigarettes and cigars, not to mention chewing tobacco products, can turn resin composite a yellowish or brownish color. Rather than discoloring your newly bright smile, create a smoking cessation plan and stick to it. Need a bit of professional help? Plenty of online and in-person “stop smoking” organizations are ready to help you win the battle against nicotine.

Take Good Care of Your Teeth and Gums

Although any dentist would advise you to take great care of your smile and follow a daily oral hygiene routine, Dr. Novick will especially emphasize this point after dental bonding. The better care you take of your teeth and gums, the less likely you will be to have problems.

What does “good care” mean? You should floss and brush twice a day, at least. At the same time, stay on track with your six-month dental check-ups. Finally, be sure to contact Celebrity Dental if you notice any unusual signs or symptoms of the teeth, gums, jaw joints, or other oral structures.

Dental Bonding in Franklin Square, NY

Want to find out if you could be a candidate for dental bonding? Call us today to talk about all your cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry needs.

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RobFuz
RobFuz
02:36 18 Dec 17
Dr Novick and the Celebrity Dental Team Is Awesome! Hands down the best dentist our family has ever gone to! His staff is awesome and there is never a wait when you visit! Dr Novick is also awesome with my 2 kids (7 and 12) and even got them to brush twice a day! Over 10 years strong and my teeth have never been better! - Thanks Guys!!!
renee Nero
renee Nero
01:50 18 Jan 18
I always hated going to the dentist and would skip years at a time but once I started going to Dr Novick that hatred faded off. It may sound corny but Dr Novick gave me my smile. I trust his opinion and take his advice on what he recommendeds for my oral health. His staff is wonderful. Everyone is friendly and makes you feel comfortable.
Lenore Weingarten
Lenore Weingarten
00:06 01 Feb 18
The staff in this office is AMAZING. Dr. Novick is a fantastic dentist. I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone who needs a dentist.
Sheryl Kushnick-Carr
Sheryl Kushnick-Carr
02:51 10 Feb 18
Dr. Novick and his Staff are fantastic!! I've been going there for over 12 years, and now bring my elderly parents to Celebrity Dental as well. Dr. Novick is beyond gentle, explains everything, doesn't double book.... Can't recommend them enough!!!
L S
L S
03:46 23 Dec 17
Dr. Novick goes the extra mile to ensure I have the best possible outcome. Because of this my teeth are in great shape. His hygienist who did my teeth cleaning has the same great attitude.
Nicole Rosenberg
Nicole Rosenberg
16:49 22 Sep 18
Nice and clean environment. Dr. Novick is very knowledgeable and kind, as well as the rest of the staff. Dr. Novick explains what is going on and actually discusses with the patient what is the best plan of action. A patient-centered practice. Would recommend to others.
Marsha Holland
Marsha Holland
18:19 09 Oct 18
I wish I could give more than 5 stars, Dr. Novick and his staff are phenomenal, I never ever met such a beautifully trained inviting and warm staff, let's start with Danielle, she is the patient coordinator, I had spoken to this angel over the phone before my appointment, she relaxed me with her very kind soft spoken words, she is exceptional in her work, Diana, this is who I saw upon my arrival, she is the office manager, another soft spoken beautiful angel, just like Danielle, she made me feel so welcome, she is like an old friend, whom I had not seen in a long while,( I was that comfortable) Laura and Rafaela, are more beautiful souls, they are the dental assistants, they are very kind and considerate, they also made me feel like a family member, Pam the dental hygienist , explained everything I need to know to continue on a path to healthy teeth and gums, she explained this in such a way that I was overwhelmed by her level of care and consideration for my OVERALL HEALTH, not to mention she cleaned my teeth so effortless, It felt good and looked even better, Dr. Novick is the absolute best Dentist I ever been to in my life, he's like the icing on the cake, he was thorough, pleasant, and extremely knowledgeable, this man knows his craft, he is also quite handsome, another perk, this experience with him and his staff was so beautiful, I am thanking GOD for this pleasure of finding such a treasure they are all deserving of more than a million stars. Thank You Marsha Holland
Jennifer Stillman
Jennifer Stillman
18:30 03 Nov 18
I've never had such a pleasant experience at the dentist as I did at Dr. Novick's office!!! The staff is very friendly and made me feel at ease!!! I had 2 teeth pulled and was not in any pain after. Dr. Novick explained everything he was doing and made sure I was as comfortable as possible!!! By far the best!!!! I will recommend Celebrity Dental to all my family and friends!!!!
Shalom Lamm
Shalom Lamm
20:23 26 Feb 19
Super-friendly staff, and never a wait of more than just a few minutes. The office has real patient-centered feel from Dr. Novick himself to every person with whom you come into contact.
Paul Lizio
Paul Lizio
15:57 03 Apr 19
I have been going to Dr. Novick for over 15 years and i have never had a bad experience. He never over books patients so there is never a wait when I go. He has a friendly staff and is very knowledgeable in his practice. My teeth and gums have improved tremendously since I have been going there. Thanks, Doc!
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