We know that you might convince yourself that certain universal dental truths don’t apply to you because (you can fill in the blank with whatever you’d like). Maybe you think that you should brush extra hard because you have crowns. Perhaps you assume that since you wear dentures, it’s perfectly fine to use your smile to carry things when your hands are full. You might even assume that when your smile seems to stay healthy, you probably don’t really need checkups or cleanings. We understand that you allow logic to guide you toward some conclusions but we remind you: If our Southlake, TX team says that something is “always” true, you probably shouldn’t try to convince yourself you’ve found the one instance in which it isn’t. Think about some oral health details that will always be the case for your grin!
#1: Prevention Will Always Be Necessary
You can come up with anything under the sun and we will still tell you that you are going to need to follow through with preventive dental care. Your oral health depends on it. Even if you discover you are immune to cavities (this makes up an extremely small part of our population), your gums, jawbone, ligaments, jaw joints, and more are not immune to damage (nor are your teeth immune to other types of damage). No matter what you imagine, you will still need to:
- Brush daily (two times)
- Floss daily (one time)
- See us for preventive care (twice a year)
#2: Aggressive Care Will Never Be A Good Idea
Our team reminds our patients that aggressive care, which might mean hard brushing or flossing, is not a good plan. Whether you’re cleaning your natural teeth, artificial teeth, a device, etc., gentle care is always the choice that secures optimal oral health.
#3: Using Your Smile As A Tool Can Always Lead To Damage
You could have some exceptionally strong, healthy teeth that have never been damaged. You might wear full dentures. Whatever the case, there is certainly no time during which we would support your using your smile for anything other than its intended functions, such as chewing or speaking. Don’t use your smile as any type of tool. You could very easily damage some aspect of your oral health!
Remember To Care For Your Smile No Matter What
Whether you wear dentures, you have a pristine smile, you wear braces, or anything else, remember that there are some things that are always true for your smile. Need care? See us soon! 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.