You may think a lot about how important it is to keep your smile clean so that your smile remains healthy and you have good breath. However, our Conroe, TX team wonders if you realize just how important your brushing is, how significant it is that you floss, why you see us for checkups and cleanings, and more. Preserving your smile means keeping each tooth safe and sound, which can require a bit more than dental hygiene! Let’s run through easy to overlook factors that will give you that extra ounce of essential protection.
Protecting Teeth From Decay Is Significant
Of course, one of your main goals in the world of dental care is to preserve your teeth, so you have them forever! One way to ensure this is to do your best to keep tooth decay from forming. To begin, this means that you need to keep up with the aforementioned dental hygiene, which includes your brushing and flossing. You also need to remember that visiting our team for your checkups and your cleanings is a significant factor in maintaining a smile free of cavities. Why is this so important, you ask? Well, remember that once a cavity forms, even after it is treated, your tooth is never as strong as it once was (though restorative care will certainly offer the restored strength and health your tooth needs).
Preventing Cracks And Breaks Is Very Important
Now, let’s move beyond what you already know in terms of dental hygiene and care to remind you that preserving your smile means trying to avoid obvious damage like cracks and breaks. Some things to remember:
- Avoid biting into foods that you are well aware are too hard for your smile
- Be careful when eating things that may contain hard nuts or pits
- Watch out for habits that can lead to cracks or damage, such as chewing on pens or ice
- Don’t participate in sports without your athletic mouthguard in place!
Stopping Bruxism Early Is Essential
Now, remember that something that seems as harmless as bruxism (grinding and clenching) can lead to tooth destruction over time and even tooth loss! When you learn that you require bruxism treatment, choose it immediately to prevent enamel erosion, cracks, fractures, broken, and lost teeth!
Treating Problems Immediately Is Necessary!
Dealing with a crack, break, decay, or otherwise? Treat it right away. The sooner you treat issues, the sooner you regain the structure, integrity, and health of your smile and the longer teeth will last.
Preserve Your Smile With Our Care
Maintain a smile full of healthy teeth that remain in place for the duration of your life by simply following through on smile protection. Not sure how to do this? We have the easy steps for you to follow for success! Come in for a visit in Conroe, TX by scheduling a visit with the Dental Centre of Conroe by calling (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe and the neighboring communities.