Dental Protection: Things That Are Always True

One thing that you know is true forever and always? The fact that in order to have a smile that’s healthy, you have to actually provide yourself dental protection. It won’t just spontaneously complete itself! The good news here, of course, is that it’s quite easy to make this happen. However, with that said, you may sometimes find yourself wondering whether you always have to follow through with the dental care we suggest. Then, you may find yourself faced with additional factors that cause you to question: What’s always true for your smile health and care? Take a tour of some significant details with our Columbia, TN team, for a clearer picture!

Smoking Is Bad For You (And Your Smile)

No matter what, smoking is bad for you. This is always going to be true. You will never saunter into our practice, get ready for a dental cleaning and checkup, only to hear us mention that you’re perfectly in your right to light up whenever you’d like because it’s A-OK for your oral health. Nope. Remember that smoking not only promotes a heightened chance of oral health problems like periodontal disease and oral cancer but that it can also stain your teeth, cause bad breath, and lead to overall health problems. Keep your smile health safe! Avoid smoking.

Plaque Coats Your Teeth (Every Day)

Though it’s something you cannot exactly see and easily experience, we remind you that plaque will saturate your smile every day. That means that every single day of your life, a film coats your smile that is filled with bacteria, some of which can lead to tooth decay, encourage gingivitis, and more. So, what is also true is that your smile care needs to include twice-a-day brushing and once-a-day flossing to consistently keep this film from leading to oral health damage.

Ignored Plaque Becomes Tartar (Very Quickly)

Did you know that plaque, when left alone for only 24 to 48 hours, will become tartar? It’s just how things work. You can brush and floss plaque from your teeth. Once it’s like cement in its tartar form, though, you’ll need us for that! So, keep brushing and flossing!

Preventive Care Is Solid (For Many Reasons)

Preventive care is always your best bet for oral health. This area of smile care means you’re avoiding problems, so you’re saving yourself from wasted time, heartache, extra effort, extra costs, and more!

Provide Your Smile With Solid Protection 

Strive to protect your smile by providing it with the care it requires! Visit us for dental checkups and cleanings, remember to brush and floss at home, and you’ll find that maintaining oral health is surprisingly easy! To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.