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Cosmetic Dentistry Tips in Yadkinville, NC

If you have spent time and money in some form of cosmetic dentistry treatment, you want the successful results to last an exceptionally long time and achieve the desired results. To ensure you keep your smile looking beautiful and bright for decades, the following is a list of cosmetic dentistry tips in Yadkinville, NC, to help extend the life of your cosmetic treatments, including:

Cosmetic Dentistry Tips Yadkinville NC
  • Avoid sticky or hard foods.
  • Avoid sugar and acidic drinks.
  • Brushing and flossing are paramount.
  • Use a mouthguard when sleeping.
  • Use a straw.

Avoid Sticky or Hard Foods

One of the primary considerations toward protecting your cosmetic dental enhancements is the amount of sticky or hard foods you consume. Any food that will stick to your teeth or require hard bites can impact your teeth’ appearance and condition.

Avoid Sugary and Acidic Drinks

Drinks high in sugar or acid can take a significant toll on your cosmetic treatments and overall dental health. These drinks cause premature wear on cosmetic enhancements and weaken your teeth, so it is beneficial to avoid drinking them as much as possible.

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Brushing and Flossing are Paramount

When your sweet tooth takes over, ensure you always brush and floss after a sugary drink or treat. You must adequately brush away all bits of sugar as it can harm the condition of cosmetic replacements and your teeth.

Use a Mouthguard

If you grind your teeth while sleeping or think you may, always use a mouthguard. This small piece of plastic can protect your teeth and save the life of your perfect cosmetic dental implants. Wearing a mouthguard to sleep will help avoid tooth sensitivity, jaw pain, or headaches that result from grinding your teeth throughout the night.

Use a Straw

If you cannot resist a cold glass of orange juice or fountain soda, ensure you use a straw, which can help reduce your teeth’ exposure to the nasty aspects of the drink, like sugar and acidity. Also, using a straw for darker beverages can help avoid staining.

To learn more about the best cosmetic dentistry tips, contact Drs. Virtue and Taylor and Virtue Dental Care team at (336) 606-0040 today or stop by if you are in the Yadkinville, NC area!

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Dr. William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM best doctor near Rochester, MI

William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM
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William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM studied dentistry at Indiana University and opened Virtue Dental Care in 1979. He became interested in biological dentistry many years ago as he realized that dentistry should benefit one’s overall health and not just oral health. That is why he practices mercury-safe, biocompatible dentistry in accordance with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology’s (IAOMT) health and safety standards. He is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified by the IAOMT too.
Dr. Virtue was President of the Forum for Contemporary Dental Esthetics and the IAOMT, of which he is also a Fellow. He enjoys teaching biological dentistry to dentists and staff. He continues to educate himself on developments in dentistry to provide the best services for patients.


DR. MARY KATHERINE TAYLOR, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT best doctor near Rochester, MI

Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT


Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT became interested in dentistry at an early age and volunteered at dental clinics. A student of Starmount High School and Wake Forest University, she earned her dental degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She is passionate about education and prevention: She updates her knowledge with a variety of continuous education courses while teaching patients about caring for and maintaining their teeth for a long, healthy life.