Taking care of our teeth is ingrained into all of us at a young age. We all know that brushing and flossing daily is important, yet so many people don’t do it regular. Here at TenderCare Dental, we love seeing our patients take pride in their smiles. But even for those of us who take good care of our teeth there are still some things your dentist may know but won’t tell you unless you ask.
Our doctors at TenderCare Dental are always willing to share and invite you to ask questions about your health. Some people are shy, embarrassed or just confused, which is why we wanted to post common concerns from patients in this blog. Here are 4 Things Your Dentist Won’t Tell You – unless you ask.
We Can Help You Face Your Dental Fear
We know that many people are scared to visit the dentist but we don’t like to bring it up. We do our best to educate patients about potential fears and where they can derive from, but if you are an adult with fear of visiting the dentist it is best to tell us about it. We will do everything we can to ensure your next visit is comfortable, but if we don’t know that you have anxiety we can’t address it.
First Impressions Last Longer than You Think
Studies show when you meet someone for the first time, they will notice your eyes first. The second thing people see is your teeth and if you smile and the third thing most people will notice is your hair. Most people will spend a lot more money on their hairstyles than their oral health. But in reality, your smile is essential to a lasting impression. Whether you are applying for a new job or going on a first date, your smile will grab attention if it is clean and healthy.
You Can Fight Off Cavities While You Drive, Walk the Dog, Sit in a Meeting etc.
If you really want to take a proactive approach to your oral health you can take steps to reducing bacteria build up in your mouth, even when you drive, walk the dog, watch TV, read a book whatever and whenever. How: you can get xylitol (the sugar substitute that is found in most chewing gum) and use it daily. This substance changes the chemistry of your mouth. Chew gum with xylitol in it, every day and it could help keep potential cavities away.
Be Weary of Mouth Piercings
It is important to know that with any type of mouth piercing, there is a large risk of an infection manifesting in the mouth. If it is not done in a super sterile environment the risk is even higher. We have seen patients who don’t get infections but have a tongue piercing and because of that they have chipped front teeth. It is best to preserve your smile and don’t pierce your tongue.
If you have more questions we would love to hear from you. Give us a call or make an appointment today.