You may find that if you’re going through dental care items very quickly, you are spending a lot more on your smile care than you’d really like to. You may also worry about having to see us more than for just prevention. However, you may already feel like you’re really just sticking with the basics, so you don’t know what you could do to cut costs. Fortunately, as we shift your perspective a bit with some helpful advice, tightening up your outflow of money may become much simpler.
Be More Conservative About Product Use
It’s important to think about relying on exactly how much you require when you’re practicing dental care at home. If you’re a little too free with the amount of paste you use, the amount of brushes and floss you go through, etc., you may be spending twice or more than you really need to be spending. The details are: The toothpaste you need each dental hygiene session comes out to what we call one pea-size squeeze. The brush factor: You only need to replace your toothbrush after every three or four months. As for floss, you don’t need more than a foot and a half each session.
Take The Extra Steps To Avoid Needing Extra Care
Hope you don’t end up with any more chipped teeth, yellowing, or cavities? The good news when it comes to avoiding extra costs with dental care is that it’s fairly easy to protect the pristine appearance of your teeth. Just remember these steps:
- Avoid acidic and sugary foods that can thin your enamel (and cause yellowing, decay, and more)
- Avoid overdoing it with staining foods
- Rinse, drink water, and even brush after snacks and meals to limit discoloration and disease
- Eat only what your teeth can handle to avoid damage
- Treat problems like bruxism to prevent chips and cracks
See Our Team For Cost-Saving Preventive Care
When you are serious about your preventive dentistry with us, you keep your smile clean, healthy, and beautiful, which saves you money in the long-run. 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.