Smile Care: A Waste Of Time? Or Not?

It’s not unusual to suddenly take a look at something you’ve always just accepted as something you should do and to wonder if it’s actually a necessity. If this happens to you and the topic in question is your smile care, then you may suddenly find yourself asking: Is it a waste of time? Or not? The very, very brief answer to this inquiry is: No! It’s not a waste of time! It’s actually very important. The longer version, of course, is what will help you feel much more confident about your efforts and, as you may have guessed, our Southlake, TX team is ready to share that with you!

How Long It Really Takes

Smile is care absolutely, 100 percent worth your time! What we want you to remember, of course, in regard to this fact is that it takes such a small amount of time to actually practice. Remember, brushing requires just four minutes of total daily time (that’s two minutes for your morning brushing and two more minutes for nighttime brushing). Then there’s flossing, which will take a minute or two of time each day. So you’re looking at a whopping five to six minutes every day. It’s a little, tiny, minuscule portion of your life. Do it!

How Beneficial Prevention Is!

Now you know that it takes very little time to brush and floss (and as far as your checkups that are required you only need to see us two times a year). So, is this a waste, you still wonder? Nope. It’s not. It’s a very small amount of effort for smile care that will promote the health of your smile now and for as long as you are willing to brush, floss, and visit us! Prevention helps you maintain healthy teeth and gums, which means the following:

  • You don’t have to worry about pain, problems, or oral illness
  • A lack of oral health problems means you won’t need restorations (and that you won’t need to incur any additional costs beyond prevention)
  • You’ll actually save time by keeping your smile clean and safe!

How You Could Unintentionally Waste Time

We remind you that the only time you might be essentially “wasting” your time with smile care is if you’re doing it incorrectly. What we mean is that you might only brush once a day and floss sometimes or you may not be thorough with your technique. Unfortunately, though this offers a little bit of protection, it’s not enough. You’ll still end up with smile problems! So, make sure you’re following through with dental hygiene and visits as recommended and your time will prove to be well worth it!

See Us For Help With Your Care

When you need advice for any aspect of your smile care, whether it’s with your practices at home or your treatments with our team, just remember to call us. Speak with our practice soon to schedule a visit and ask questions. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake and surrounding areas.