Protect Your Investment: Keep Ceramic Restorations Sparkling Clean

dca-blog_article-13_dental-hygiene-ceramic-teeth

The use of ceramic in dental restoration is not a new concept. The first porcelain denture was introduced in 1789. Ceramic materials come closest to replicating the color and appearance of natural teeth. Because ceramic teeth represent a significant investment, you’ll want to protect them by maintaining proper dental care and hygiene. The process of cleaning ceramic teeth is similar to that of cleaning natural teeth, but there are a few important differences. If you’ve just invested in a ceramic restoration, the following tips can make your dental care routine easier.

7 Tips for Maintaining Gorgeous, Gleaming Ceramic Teeth

  1. Brush your teeth twice each day. Be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush gently to prevent scratching your ceramic teeth.
  2. Floss between your teeth nightly. Exercise caution when flossing the area around your ceramic restoration to avoid pulling on the edges of your filling and damaging it. If you have problems flossing your teeth, don’t simply avoid this important oral hygiene step. Consult your dentist for advice.
  3. Ask your dentist for oral care product recommendations.
  4. Electric toothbrushes can be used safely, but avoid ultrasonic toothbrushes. They can loosen or release the binding of ceramic restorations.
  5. If you wish to use mouthwash as part of your routine, choose an alcohol-free product. Alcohol can loosen or soften the bonding agents used to keep your ceramic restoration in place.
  6. Visit your dentist regularly for exams, and obtain professional dental cleanings as recommended.
  7. Some cleaning methods, oral care products, or personal habits may not be appropriate for ceramic teeth. Before trying any new product or procedure, seek advice from your dentist.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Peoria, call Maple Shade Dental Group today at (855) 979-3356 or make an appointment.

Maple Shade Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Peoria. With 3 affiliated practices throughout Illinois, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Maple Shade Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Maple Shade Dental Group.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Love everything about my visit! Professional- courteous – patient -thorough! Will definitely recommend !
Michelle G.
The staff is very friendly, patient , and I wouldn’t change my dentist for anything! I look forward to getting my teeth cleaned !
#5
Staff is friendly.
Pamela H.
Solid place with great customer service. Fun staff and great Doctors.
John W.
Very quick, friendly, wonderful service.
Ryan D.
I had a great teeth cleaning, the staff was very friendly and skilled!
Jeremy S.
Everything went great and everyone was fantastic!
Jodi S.
The staff is very friendly and explain things before they do them – physically & financially. They also never keep you waiting long before you are seen!
Rick G.
Everyone was friendly and helpful and the dentist was wonderful
Linda R.
Dr. Ruffner and his assistant today were very understanding and made the visit and repair work as pleasant as could be. I got in right away the same day I called.
Cathy W.
Great friendly staff! This appt was for my children (ages 9 and 6). They were nervous, but everyone in the office put them at ease right away!
Eden W.
Great people to work with
Jeffry L.
Staff seemed to work hard to make my visit as pleasant as possible.
Samuel S.
All staff has been pleasant to deal with.
Tracy S.
Professional and friendly staff. They do an excellent job.
Mary D.
Cindy my hygienist is awesome!
Pamela M.
A very good experience. The care given was top notch by the professional and friendly staff at Illini drive. Yes, I would recommend them!
Norman W.
I’ve always had good service and convenient appointment times.
Jessica S.
Karen was friendly, professional, and efficient.
Jay R.
good, professional service
Richard C.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here