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After any sort of cosmetic dentistry procedure, you’re likely going to be very pleased with how your new smile looks. From crowns and bonding to veneers or implants, cosmetic dentistry really does work wonders for your smile.

However, what a lot of people fail to remember is the need to keep up a rigorous oral health regimen after having your cosmetic dentistry work completed.

Why bother?

Just because you now have crowns, implants, veneers, or dentures doesn’t mean your teeth – and the rest of the natural ones in your mouth – are impervious to any sort of oral health problems. Neglecting to do will result in you needing cosmetic dentistry again.

They’ll last longer

Any piece of cosmetic dentistry will last longer if you’re vigilant in taking care of it. The same issues that led to your need of cosmetic dentistry in the first place – plaque buildup, lack of oral hygiene, etc. – will occur in your new teeth as well if you don’t clean them.

Staves off gum disease

The other risk you run into if you don’t keep up good oral health after a cosmetic procedure is done is contracting gum disease. This causes tooth loss, infection, and even jawbone deterioration. Obviously, those are all problems you want to avoid.

If you’re in need of more advice on this topic, call us today at 269-375-0800.