When it comes to caring for your smile health, you might find yourself wondering if you really need to do certain things or if they’re just suggestions. When this type of question pops up, you can generally assume the answer is yes, you have to do it! However, to be on the safe side, it’s always wise to ask us about dental hygiene, visits, and other details related to caring for your mouth! As for some common things we hear from patients who wonder if they’re possibly putting too much effort into home care, we’re happy to provide some fresh insight.
Brush Your Teeth
Yep, you actually have to brush your teeth for optimal smile health. If you don’t, plaque will stay right where it is. It will build up and it will also harden. Once it hardens, it’s essentially glued in place until we get rid of it for you during a cleaning. Until then, since it’s full of bacteria and stays in contact with your oral tissues, it’s causing your chance of decay and inflammation to go up.
Yes, you have to floss, too. It’s not something you can skip because you think you found another way to clean between teeth and beneath your gumline. This is the one effective option out there, so protect your smile health by making use of it once a day!
Come In For Visits
We know that your rational side tells you that if you’re brushing and you’re flossing, you’re doing enough. However, you really do need to come in for cleanings and checkups for so many reasons. In a nutshell: We finish the cleaning job you do at home (you can’t keep your smile immaculate all by yourself) and we can start treating problems that show up long before you will have any idea they’ve arrived.
See Us For Your Dental Care Needs
Come in for your comprehensive oral health needs, including restorative, preventive care, and more. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.