How To Look After New Fillings
If you have recently received a filling, you need to look after it to make sure it lasts:
– You should brush and floss daily as normal with a soft toothbrush.
– Avoid hot or cold foods for the first day or so as they could result in sensitivity
– Avoid chewing with the filled tooth so as not to damage the filling.
Looking after your filling carefully will ensure it lasts for years.
“Call your dentist if you have extreme pain, trouble biting down on the filled tooth, or notice cracks in the filled tooth.”
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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)
I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.
Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.
Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.
Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.
Special interest in Orthodontics.
Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.
I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.
Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).
I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.