Don’t feel bad if you’ve become confused about one or multiple topics associated with your smile health. While dental care generally seems very simple in the beginning (after all, you primarily need to brush, floss, and see us for visits), there are a lot of subtle nuances involved in reaching success. For instance, you may run to the store to buy some dental hygiene products and find yourself overwhelmed by the selection. Or, you may hear a lot of rumors about smile care that leave your initial beliefs completely compromised! Consider a few common topics for which are happy to offer clarity (and ask further questions during your next appointment).
#1: Are Dental Picks Safe … Or Not?
They’re safe for occasional use, when you really need to dislodge food from between teeth or remove plaque when you can’t get to your daily dental hygiene instruments. However, they’re not safe for daily, long-term use or for complete flossing. They will end up transferring bacteria throughout your smile (instead of removing plaque thoroughly) and can irritate your gums.
#2: Is Whitening Dangerous For My Smile … Or Not?
It all depends. When you choose professional whitening, you can rest assured that you are choosing wisely. However, if you decide to ditch the professional dental care and rely on over-the-counter (OTC) or do-it-yourself (DIY) options, then you’re putting your smile at risk.
#3: Is Flossing Necessary … Or Not?
Yes it is. We know that you may have heard rumors about this part of your dental hygiene but remember that just because someone says it or prints it doesn’t make it real. Based on years of research (and personal experience), we can say with assurance that flossing is absolutely essential for protecting your oral health.
Get To The Truth Of The Matter During Visits
Get the facts regarding particularly confusing things you have heard, so you know your efforts for your smile are going to pay off. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.