AFTERCARE TOOTH GEMS
Composite adhesive takes 24 hours to reach maximum strength.
> DO NOT DRINK AND/OR EAT 1 HOUR AFTER YOUR GEM IS PLACED
I advice you to drink and eat before your appointment,
and brush your teeth!
> DO NOT SMOKE FOR 1 HOUR AFTER YOUR GEM IS PLACED
Plus, in general it is better for the longevity of your gem to not smoke,
> DO NOT EAT ACIDIC/HARD/STICKY FOODS FOR 24 HOURS
Stay especially careful with eating hard foods all the time!
> DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL, CARBONATED DRINKS, COFFEE,
FRUIT JUICES, ICE TEAS AND ANY OTHER ACIDY/SOUR DRINKS
FOR 24 HOURS
Also not through a straw!
> DO NOT BRUSH YOUR TEETH FOR 12 HOURS
> PLUS, DO NOT USE MOUTHWASH FOR 24 HOURS
> ALWAYS USE A SOFT BRISTLED TOOTHBRUSH
When using an electric toothbrush, I advice you to turn it off while brushing over your gem. It is of importance to brush good,
but not aggressively.
> NEVER LICK YOUR GEM OR PLAY WITH IT
By licking or touching the gem, the bond gets messed up.
Once the gem is placed, it takes some time to get used to
the feeling of a gem in your mouth.