Your Dental Care Good Intentions: Nope, Don’t Do That!

Yes, of course, we know that most of the choices you make for your smile and your oral health in general are all made with good intentions. You want the best for yourself! You also probably consider what we would have to say about your decisions and whether they fall in line with what we would suggest. However, our Conroe, TX team likes to remind you from time to time that even though you may have the best of intentions, if you’re attempting to treat yourself with dental care that’s outside of the standard, routine dental hygiene you practice on a daily basis, you may be headed for trouble! Learn more.

Nope, Don’t Create A TMJ Treatment Program

We know you may have some very good intentions in terms of trying to make better decisions for yourself when TMJ disorder occurs. You may even guess that you can probably make things much better with your own approach to TMJ treatment. We offer you our admiration, of course! However, we also encourage you to remember that TMJs can be tricky. You may think that you’re doing the best thing you can do by trying to stretch surrounding muscles, etc., but you may actually further irritate and damage the joints themselves. Stick with the care we suggest!

Nope, Don’t Try To Remove Food That’s Stuck

Of course, we have heard this one before! When you accidentally get a popcorn kernel, a small seed, or anything else stuck between teeth or within dental work, you decide that you should absolutely be able to take care of it yourself. After all, you’re skilled, you have focus, and with enough time and effort, you’ll be able to remove it, right? Well, we know you have the best of intentions here. However, you really shouldn’t do anything more than brush and floss and rinse. If this doesn’t offer success, then see our team so you don’t risk your oral health! We are happy to help you.

Nope, Don’t Try A Makeshift Filling

There are a lot of things you might reach for in order to cover a tooth with a cavity or to try to fill a cavity. However, you should most definitely not try any of them. That goes for the temporary fillings you can buy at the drugstore! Can it work for just one day until you can see our team? Sure. However, for your long-term oral health, you will need to visit us for a professional filling or other care.

See Us For All The Dental Care You Need

Remember that providing yourself with dental care is certainly something that you should do but you should also remember to follow our guidelines closely! For additional help, always contact us for a dental checkup. 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.