De-Bonding Question

Hi Dr. Ellie,

I’ve been having issues for the last year and a half with the bonding my dentist does (he uses Generation 7) coming out. It’s the bonding he does at the gumline, and I think it’s to address old recession areas since my recession is down now that I’m doing your program.

Anyway, when I went today for him to replace a bonding that just fell out that he put in last year he asked if I was using any alcohol product. I said only the 30 seconds of Listerine immediately followed by 60 seconds of ACT. He said it’s the Listerine that’s causing the de-bonding. What do you think? I don’t want to give up the complete mouthcare system, but I would like to bonding to last.

-L.

Dear L

Hi, this is the reply from one of the top dentists in the country on this:

Hi Ellie, In my opinion, there is no way that any alcohol product would cause debonding of a composite or glass ionomer restoration. In fact, I can’t think of any product that would be rinsed intraorally that could do that. It sounds like this may be a restoration for a Class V abfraction type lesion. Debonds in such restorations is most often caused by poor technique and/or occlusal clenching/grinding. I’m not familiar with the product Generation 7 (I googled it and am guessing the dentist is describing the adhesive). .

………..no one I have spoken with believes that there is any way for the rinse to cause a problem to the filling.

Ellie
26 Corporate Woods
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 272-1270



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