When you hear someone say something that might mean less effort on your part in terms of your smile care, you may find that you feel highly conflicted. Should you just believe what you hear because it means you can remove a task from your daily checklist of chores that help you maintain your best oral health and more? Or, do you stick to what you’ve been doing because you live by the suggestions our Conroe, TX team offers you for a healthy grin? Of course, we encourage you to stay the course with your usual dental care and to run any questions you might have by us. For now, let’s review some possible things you’ll hear (and should ignore)!
#1: “I Never Brush And I’m Fine!”
It’s nothing we haven’t heard before. We know that you may hear someone claim from time to time that they don’t brush their teeth. Or, you hear that they don’t do so regularly. Maybe you hear that they brush once a day but don’t have any oral health problems. Remember, there’s a lot more to consider. Does this person visit his or her dentist regularly, thereby knowing for sure that all is well? Is this individual exaggerating? Whether the answer is yes or no, the following is true: You have to brush daily, twice daily in fact, to protect your complete oral health.
#2: “Flossing Is Just A Made Up Need.”
You’ve probably also heard or will eventually hear someone claim that flossing isn’t actually necessary. They may quote an article they read one time. Again, we remind you that if you did not need to floss, we would certainly be the first to let you know! However, our primary goal is your oral health protection and, to be clear, you need to floss to avoid gum disease and the destruction it can cause, along with other possible oral health problems like tooth decay.
#3: “I Whiten On My Own And I Love It!”
We tell you not to practice your own cosmetic care at home. We always remind you that teeth whitening that you access outside of our practice is something that might show you a bit of improvement but that will not yield dramatic results and that will cause some amount of damage. It may be tempting to try whatever you hear about but remember: It probably comes with consequences.
Stick With Our Dental Care Suggestions
Let us know when you hear something that you’re not sure about in regard to caring for your smile. Always run questions for oral health and treatment ideas by us first before making changes to your approach! 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.