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
Jen helped our daughter relax and have a fun time while getting her cleaning. She even praised her for taking better care of her teeth this time. I believe this helps my daughter’s confidence.
Audrey H.
I tell everyone how wonderful you are, how Dr. Ruffner is. I have referred SEVERAL people to your group and they love you as much as I do!
Alicia L.
Everyone i came into contact with was extremely nice and courteous.
Heidi B.
My family loves Maple Shade Dental! Dr Shanahan is an Amazing dentist!!
Trista A.
Maple Shade is a very warm and caring group of professionals.
Kosta D.
Loved the quality of service and the kindness in the staff.
Sade B.
Friendly and awesome staff. I am always satisfied with my treatment/cleaning. Highly recommended dental office!
Babette R.
Very warm & attentive staff. I felt cared for. My hygienist talked me throughout the entire treatment. Way to go Jen. Thank you
Frieda R.
Staff is so helpful and they genuinely care
Kelcie F.
very friendly and professional staff
Janis S.
Very friendly. Very informative
Michael C.
Good professional cleaning without any pain. Hygienist consistently checked to make sure everything was OK.
Theodore S.
Service prices are reasonable, personnel is accommodating and I am satisfied thus far with the work I’ve had done.
Tafi B.
I really love the staff and I was in and out quickly. The dentists themselves are friendly and informative.
Leeann D.
Excellent. Dr Ruffner is very experienced and thoughtful.
Sandhya P.
Excellent, friendly service! Ready when I arrived, appointment easily completed on time, dentist was ready quickly too!
Benjamin S.
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.
Friendly and no pain
Steven M.
Doctor Ruffner is amazing! He really cares about his patients and about the work he does. He knows I have terrible anxiety but he still wipes the tears away when I’m having a hard time. I […]
Sara L.
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.
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