Questions And Answers: Am I Really Doing Things Incorrectly?

When you’re missing key information, oral health protection can feel hard, difficult, and even confusing! However, it doesn’t have to be any of these things. When you take a little tiny bit of your day to ask us questions, so you can be sure you’re doing things the right way, you’ll be able to incorporate the answers into your daily life for the rest of your life. The result? A healthy smile and a confident sense of the care you need to provide. So, where to find the answers? From our Columbia, TN team, of course!

Questions and Answers

Question: Shouldn’t I brush as often as I can and use a lot of force?

Answer: Nope! You’ve got this one all wrong but that’s okay: Our team can help you out! First, remember that you really only need to be brushing your teeth two times every single day to keep your oral health on track. That means brushing in the morning and evening. Of course, you may brush one or more additional time during the day if you wish. As for your approach, it should be gentle! Delicate care yields good results. Rough care yields lots of aggravation and even damage.

Question: I thought that I was supposed to finish my breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and then head right to the sink to brush. Is this wrong?

Answer: Well, you’re correct with your question in that this is the incorrect approach. Remember that when you’ve eaten and the environment in your mouth becomes more acidic, it’s as though your teeth are under an acid attack. They are more vulnerable to damage. At this point, you don’t want to brush them. We remind you: You want to drink water or just rinse with some. Then, when you’ve given your smile at least a half hour, you can brush safely.

Question: I was under the impression that I should just call up your practice when I felt some sort of new symptom or if my smile started to seem unclean. Am I supposed to see you for dental care even when it seems like my oral health is fine?

Answer: Yep. You should be seeing us every year, two times a year, which is really another way of saying you should see us every six months for preventive care.

Make The Most Of Your Care By Asking Questions

When in doubt just let us know that you have questions about your oral health. We are happy to answer them! To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.