The time is finally approaching: you're getting your braces off! You're obviously excited to see your new and improved smile, but you may also be a little anxious over what to expect after they're taken off. By having a good idea of what changes to expect when it comes to life without braces, you can be better prepared.
An Adjustment Period
First of all, understand that there is going to be an adjustment period--especially if you've had your braces on for awhile.
If you have any missing teeth, either because you were not born with some of your adult teeth or some have fallen out due to decay or for any other reason, then you may consider replacing them with false teeth. There are a few different options that you have when it comes to replacing your teeth with false ones, which include dentures, implants, crowns, bridges, and more. But here are three reasons why dental implants are going to be your best bet:
If you plan to celebrate the 4th of July eating barbecue all day long, you should recognize that barbecue sauce and meat rubs contain ingredients that can leave dark stains on your teeth. You can tackle tooth discolorations with coconut oil, strawberries and celery. Here are tips to use after you eat your barbecue.
Invest in Coconut Oil
When it comes to protecting your teeth from barbecue sauce and grill seasonings, tomatoes aren't the only things you need to worry about.
You've decided veneers are the answer to your dental woes, and you've scheduled your first appointment to have your teeth measured and prepared for the veneers. While having veneers applied is a pretty simple process, you may still have some concerns leading up to this appointment. Here's a look at some common concerns patients have before their initial veneer fitting appointment, and a little information to ease those worries.
Will it hurt when the dentist shaves off the tooth enamel?
If you need a dental implant, your dentist has more than likely already gone over your options with you. However, there is one option you have available to you that they may not have covered--you can get a tattoo put on the crown of the implant. If this is something that appeals to you, talk to a professional dentist, like those at Pine Ridge Dental Group, about getting a tattoo for your crown.