Dental Care: To Share…Or Not To Share?

Oh, the joy of sharing! Every time someone shares with you, it makes you feel loved. Every time you share with someone, you feel the wonderful sensation of giving! While this is usually a fantastic form of showing how much you care about someone else, our Southlake, TX team reminds you that when it comes to your oral health and practicing optimal dental care, sometimes sharing is out-of-this-world fantastic! However, at other times, it’s not so safe. Let’s cover some major areas of concern (and benefit), so you start to see the pattern!

Share A Ride!

Does your significant other need a ride to see us for a dental visit? Do you need a ride? Share a ride! It’s a nice way to help out a friend or loved one (or to be helped), as you strive to keep your oral health in excellent condition.

Don’t Share Your Toothbrush (Ever, With Anyone)

We know that when you are sharing a space or you’re taking a vacation with someone you love, you might not really be too worried about the idea of sharing a toothbrush! After all, you may share a drink, share food, and even share a kiss! However, it’s important to keep in mind that sharing those bristles means really sharing bacteria in a way that may contribute to oral health problems. Skip this one.

Don’t Share Oral Health Products When Sick

You may generally share toothpaste and use dental floss from the same case with your sibling, significant other, roommate, etc. While this is usually okay, we remind you that you should stop this during cold and flu season or when one of the sharing parties is sick. It’s an easy way to share germs, which isn’t very much fun.

Do Share Visit Days

Remember that whether you’re scheduling your dental care visits, such as checkups and cleanings, with your spouse, your children, etc., it’s often a wise decision to come in all at once for easy oral health protection. This can help you feel more motivated to come in because you know that even when it’s a whole group, you will still only need to see our team twice a year for prevention. Need a little scheduling help? Just give us a call!

When In Doubt, Ask Dental Care Questions

Remember that patients are always students of the dental care world, which means it’s perfectly natural to realize you don’t know something, even if it seems obvious. Always ask smile care questions during your visits with us! 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.