Post-Dental Work Care: Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

How to Maintain Your Teeth After Having Dental Work

Turkey's medical tourism market is now worth around $3.5 billion, or around £2.8 million, to the Turkish economy. That's because people from around the world know they can get amazing dental treatment in the country while enjoying a beautiful holiday.

But if you've just had dental work, there are a few extra steps you should take to care for your teeth. The exact steps you should take depend on the kind of dental work you've had done. But it's worth learning a little more about the care involved before you book any treatment.

The Basics

Everyone knows about the basic steps they ought to take to keep their mouth healthy. From standard teeth cleaning practices to avoiding certain foods, these simple facts are drilled into us at an early age. But it's extra important to remember the basics after a dental procedure.

Even the best of us like to enjoy a toffee or a can of pop every now and then. But we have to remember to be extra careful when we've just had dental work done.

That said, be a little gentle after the procedure. Your mouth is likely to be a little sore. Vigorous brushing could cause bleeding, so consider switching to a soft toothbrush and using a lighter brushing motion.

Water Rinsing

Rinsing your mouth several times a day with warm water is a good teeth maintenance tip. Doing this can help you to keep your mouth clean, removing any debris that builds up around your teeth during the day.

Although you should rinse regularly at all times, this can provide a temporary alternative to brushing if your mouth is bleeding after oral surgery.

Take Any Medication as Prescribed

You may be given antibiotics after a procedure to help fight infection. In other cases, some painkillers may be provided. If you are prescribed medication, be sure to follow the instructions carefully.

If you fail to take your medication at the right time, you could get an infection that could then require you to get more dental treatment.

The best course of action is to follow your dentist's advice to the letter. Stick to the schedule they suggest and this will help you to avoid any issues.

Replace Gauze

If your mouth is bleeding after a procedure, we will provide you with gauze to stop the blood. If the bleeding continues, you will need to replace the gauze every few hours or so.

Contact Your Dentist for Further Advice

If you're worried about anything, be sure to contact us for further help. Worried about excessive pain or bleeding? It's best to deal with the issue as soon as possible, as this can nip it in the bud.

If you notice an issue, don't delay. We're here to help you, so get in touch as soon as possible. We'll have you all fixed up and back out on the beach in no time.


If you had dental implants installed, you need to take extra care of your gums. If you contract gum disease, swelling can cause the new implants to become displaced.

Be sure to floss regularly and use mouthwash. This is the best way to keep your gums and implants safe and healthy. If you do notice an issue with your gums in the future, visit a dentist right away to get the problem resolved.

In the days after getting the implants, be sure to go easy on them. Steer clear of hard or chewy foods in the days after the procedure.


Veneers require relatively limited maintenance. Normal brushing, flossing and washing should do the trick. If you want to keep your new veneers sparkling, avoid tobacco products as these can discolour your veneers.

You should avoid other food and drink that could stain the veneers. Try to avoid alcohol, fizzy pop, and similar items. While a few treats every now and then aren't the end of the world, trying to cut down on these things will keep your smile bright.

Remember, the dental care we provide is relatively easy to maintain. Keep an eye on things and use common sense, but there's no need to worry too much.

That means you can relax and enjoy everything Turkey has to offer. You can enjoy the sunshine and great food. Right after you have veneers fitted or get dental implants, you can head to the beach or explore the historic streets of Antalya.

Ask for Advice

After you've had dental work done, be sure to speak with your dentist to ask for advice. Your dentist has studied for years and should know all about taking care of your teeth.

When you visit our clinic, our dentists will give you detailed advice on how to care for your mouth. They can provide you with leaflets and detailed instructions on keeping your mouth healthy.

Combine Dental Work With an Amazing Holiday

When you take these extra steps to care for your teeth, you'll get better results from your dental treatment. You may also feel more confident, as your teeth will look and feel better.

No one really likes going to the dentist. But what if you could get dental work done while enjoying a beautiful holiday? With Premium Dental Turkey, that dream can become a reality!

We offer smile makeovers, veneers, implants, and much more. And you can enjoy them all in beautiful surroundings. Click here to find out more about our services.

Premium Dental Turkey Medical Reference | Written by Dr. Dt.Furkan Altinel & Ismail Kilic on 2023-04-30 09:06:44