Limit acidic foods and drinks, use a straw, drink water afterward, and wait at least 30 minutes after consuming acids to brush.
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Some people may experience increased saliva production initially, but it typically subsides as you get used to wearing the aligners.
You can use a tongue scraper with porcelain veneers, but be gentle to avoid dislodging the veneers.
Porcelain veneers do not typically require special precautions during dental procedures like x-rays. Inform your dentist of their presence for proper care.
Consider needs like fighting plaque, gum health, fresh breath, or fluoride content. Look for ADA seal and consult with a dentist.
Dietary habits which include very hard or fi brous foods. In moderation this is not a concern, but an excessive habit of eating particularly abrasive foods can lead to tooth abrasion. Examples of this would be sunfl ower seeds, certain grains and nuts.
Dental products come in a wide range of abrasiveness. Because exposure to abrasive toothpastes occurs on a daily basis, it is important to select products that will minimize the abrasive risk to your teeth.
Examples include toothbrushes with excessively hard bristles and some toothpastes that contain highly abrasive particles.
Dental x-rays use very low radiation levels and are considered safe. They’re essential for diagnosing certain dental conditions not visible to the naked eye.