Dental care is more than just scheduling an appointment and sitting in a chair while someone pokes bits of metal in your mouth. You have to do a bit on your own. Some of this is just common sense, however, it all bears repeating
Dental Care Tips at Home
As your family dentist let me state for the record that it is not okay to neglect your mouth. You must brush AND floss. Don’t think of it as annoying. Consider it as important as bathing or getting some exercise. So here are some dental care tips. First off be careful of teeth whitening products. Some of them work very well, others are worthless. However, even if they work or not, a lot of these products can produce serious side effects.
Before you buy a single whitening strip or miracle toothpaste, start by scheduling an appointment with your dentist. A lot of times a simple cleaning is all you’re going to need. At the same time, get an exam in. That way any problems such as cavities or gum problems can be stopped before they get out of control. If you have any inflammation of your gums, don’t do teeth whitening. Otherwise, you will likely exacerbate your problem.
What Teeth Whitening Product Do I Choose?
That’s another reason to go to a dentist. She or he can give you recommendations of which teeth whitening products to buy and which ones you should stay away from. Sometimes, they may even prescribe something to help you on your journey to a more dazzling smile.
So remember, in this the age of do it yourself, some things are best left to a professional. You don’t perform surgery on yourself. You don’t self-medicate a heart condition. And if you want to improve your smile, schedule an appointment with a dentist.
Gilbert Vista Dental Care
2451 East Baseline Road #210
Gilbert, AZ 85234