I’ve had dental bonding for just a few days. I really liked how they looked, but they’ve started turning yellow. I can’t think of anything I’ve done to them except maybe the fact that I brush with baking soda. Is that a problem with bonding? Is it possible for me to whiten them?
As you can see from the picture above, as well as the results you had, dental bonding can look both beautiful and natural, when well done by a skilled cosmetic dentist. Unfortunately, your dentist neglected to instruct you on how to properly care for them. The likely damage culprit, in your case, is the baking soda. It is an abrasive. This will damage the polish on your dental bonding enabling them to pick up stains.
I think your dentist should be willing to re-do the polish on them without charge for a couple of reasons:
- First, he should have told you how to care for your new dental work. His neglect to do so led to this problem.
- Second, it hasn’t been that long since you had the bonding done. It shouldn’t be a problem for him to work with this.
Taking Care of your Dental Bonding
The first thing I want to recommend is you get some Supersmile Toothpaste. This is specifically designed to work with cosmetic dental work and will protect it while safely removing stains.
Unfortunately, teeth whitening won’t work. It will whiten your natural tooth structure but not your bonding. This is why I recommended instead you have your dentist re-polish them.
I would also like you to look at this link. It is a fairly extensive article on dental bonding. If you scroll down, there is a section just devoted to how to properly care for your new bonding.
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