Smile Care: 3 Things You Shouldn’t Overdo

There are some things in life that won’t necessarily cause any serious side effects when you overdo it and overindulge. Unfortunately, when it comes to your oral health, overdoing it with certain aspects of care and use can lead to some serious problems! Since these are quite easy to point out, easy to avoid, and avoidance will help protect your teeth, gums, and overall appearance in the long run, we think you just might like to keep a few details in mind.

#1: Whitening

You don’t want to overdo it with the teeth whitening. Of course, you might think that there’s never too much of a good thing when it comes to a bright smile but it’s important to recognize that it’s absolutely possible. When you visit us and receive whitening as we suggest, you can rest assured your smile will glitter and remain healthy. However, if you attempt to whiten frequently on your own, you can leech your teeth of moisture and cause both damage and pain.

#2: Chewing

You don’t want to engage in chewing habits. What you do want to do is use your smile to chew as intended for meals and a couple snacks throughout the day. Here’s what may happen to your oral health if you form chewing habits (like chewing gum, ice, nibbling on objects, etc.): You encourage bruxism disorder and TMJ disorder or you make an existing case worse.

#3: Brushing

Didn’t think you could ever brush too much? You can. While it’s okay to brush more than twice daily, remember that if you’re at all aggressive or if you’re going overboard, you may irritate your gums (leading to recession) and damage teeth.

See Us For The Guidance Your Smile Needs

When you want to accomplish something for your smile but you’re not sure how, it’s always best to ask for our advice, so you can achieve your goals safely. 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.