Following Placement of Bonded Tooth-Colored Fillings

Just got fillings?

Following Placement of Bonded Tooth-Colored Fillings at Baer Smith Family Dentistry:

  • Do NOT chew ice!
  • Brush normally. Plaque must be removed daily. Floss teeth at least once daily.
  • Have your teeth cleaned regularly. Be certain that your hygienist is aware of your bonded tooth or teeth and avoids using ultrasonic scaling on the bonded tooth surfaces.
  • Make sure you are not grinding your teeth at night. If you are, we will need to construct a bite guard to avoid fracturing the bonding and to minimize damage to your bonded teeth as well as your temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
  • Don’t bite your fingernails! The force of biting them can crack the bonding.
  • Don’t pick at a newly bonded tooth with your fingernail. You could de-bond the restoration or shorten its lifespan. If you feel a rough edge with your tongue, we will refinish the edge.
  • Don’t try your new teeth out too soon. Eat a soft diet for the first twenty-four hours. It generally takes about a day for the materials to harden and cure completely.
  • To prevent staining, try to avoid or keep to a minimum your intake of coffee, tea, soy sauce, colas, grape juice, blueberries, fresh cherries, and do not smoke.
  • To prevent fracture, avoid directly biting with bonded teeth into the following foods: ribs, bones, hand candy, apples, carrots, nuts, hard rolls, hard bread, bagels, or artichokes.
  • Try to avoid sugar, because acids produced by sugar can attack the junction between tooth and restoration causing stains and premature loss of the bonded restoration.

If any unusual symptoms occur or if you have any questions regarding your post-treatment care, please call the office.

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Mallory Heath
Mallory Heath

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I avoided seeing a dentist for years because I was so afraid. I’m so grateful I found Dentistry NW. The staff is amazing and were so patient with me and all the challenges my anxiety brings. I’ve never felt more comfortable in a dentists chair. The dental assistant even held my hand while I got my shots! Love this office so much.

Jeff Strong
Jeff Strong

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

These people (especially Brenda) have been tracking my teeth for many years. I appreciate the thoughtful way they do just what is necessary, and at the right time. They even are careful to avoid unnecessary costs.

James W
James W

5 out of 5 stars

posted 9 months ago

Dr. Baer has been my dentist for many years, since he began practicing at the old Tacoma Mall location. Though support staff has changed over the years, they have always been friendly and conscientious. All needed dental procedures have been well explained with alternatives given. Hygienists also well appreciated for care they take. State of the art with spirit of family dentistry.

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1628 S. Mildred #206 • Tacoma, WA 98465 Phone: (253) 460-1800 • Fax: (253)460-0697

Office Hours:
Monday...................................8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Tuesday...................................8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Wednesday.............................8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Thursday.................................7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Friday.......................................7:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Saturdays by Appointment only between
8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

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