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Care after dental lamination

Nothing will be as smooth and strong as natural teeth, so you need to take good care of your dental veneers. Beautiful teeth are your capital, so you should take extra care to protect them! After installing the dental laminate, the dentist in Canada must explain to you the necessary care instructions for the steps after placing the dental laminate. Doing these good habits will help the longevity of the laminates and the beauty of your smile.

Dos and don’ts of dental laminate care

Once the laminates are in place, you can do almost anything. You can eat immediately, chew it and even smile. If you have been injected with an anesthetic to place the laminate in your mouth, it will take a few hours for its effect to wear off. So you have to be careful during this time.

When your mouth is numb, it is more difficult to bite than in a normal position and the teeth may not line up properly for biting and chewing. If after the anesthesia wears off, you still feel that the veneers are high and won’t stay in place even after a few days of chewing, you should visit your dentist to polish the laminate veneers to the proper level. You may also feel a little roughness in different parts of the laminate after the anesthetic wears off in your mouth.

Of course, in this situation, usually, these roughnesses are smoothed by themselves after a few days of eating and chewing, but if this problem is not solved, go to the dentist and ask him to polish the uneven surfaces.

Will I feel pain after placing the laminate?

The answer to this question is negative. Of course, sometimes you may feel a little pain in the area around the gum whose edges have been smoothed, or maybe the gum has become a little sensitive, but this pain should eventually return to normal after a few days. If the pain is more severe, you should see a dentist to investigate the cause of the pain.

What actions should I take after dental lamination?

Here are some guidelines for patients to protect their laminate veneers:

1. Using a splint or splint

If you chew food mostly with your molars, use splints or braces. If you tend to clench your teeth, you should put a splint in your mouth, but if you’ve had a veneer or any other dental work done to laminate it, it’s even more important to make (and wear) a splint. This prevents damage to the laminate while sleeping.

2. Avoiding solid foods

  • Do not eat hard foods such as apples and reduce the consumption of chocolate. Dental laminate is not as strong as natural teeth and you should be more careful with them.
  • When consuming different foods, be careful about bones, fruit cores, nuts, etc.

3. Not using teeth as tools

Don’t use your teeth to open food packages or drink bottles (no way) I know some of you do!

4. Avoid chewing food with your front teeth.

It may seem a bit strange to read this at first, but if you don’t have teeth in the back of your mouth, you will inevitably chew food with your front teeth. Cutting the food is done with the front teeth and chewing it is done with the help of molars and small mills. Therefore, if your back teeth are not in a good condition, it is better to repair them and create suitable chewing surfaces for chewing food in your mouth. Ideally, this should be planned and performed before the placement of dental veneers.

5. It is forbidden to chew nails and ice

Avoid nail biting and chewing on hard objects such as pencils or ice with the front teeth.

6. Taking care of dental laminate during sports activities

Avoid activities such as sports where there is a possibility of impact and damage to your veneers and teeth. If there is a high chance of impact on your face (such as rugby or mixed martial arts), it is best to finish the sport before using veneers or extensive cosmetic treatments in the oral and dental areas. A severe impact can cause catastrophic damage to your teeth and cost you more. It is simply not worth it! If you participate in an activity where this may occur, use a quality mouth guard made by a dentist.

How do I take care of my dental laminate?

There is nothing new here, just what you need to do is as follows:

After dental veneers are placed, it is even more important to take good care of your teeth – it is best to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss every night. This type of care prevents tooth decay and various gum diseases. Keep in mind that tooth decay can compromise the appearance of your teeth laminate.

  • Good diet

By now, most of us know that bad food causes stains on teeth. Therefore, for dental veneers to have their best appearance, it is better to be careful in consuming tea, coffee, red wine, cola, and of course cigarettes. Now is the best time to start good eating habits and stop bad eating habits.

Non-laminated teeth are even more prone to staining, so by giving up unhealthy eating habits, you can help your teeth look better.

  • Regular examinations

Regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential regardless of your oral health and detect any problems in the early stages. The more work you do on your teeth, the more important these exams become. In this way, problems can be fixed before causing more serious damage with the appearance of early symptoms.


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