Things You Never Thought Your Belleville Dentist Would Say

You know the drill – brush your teeth, floss every day and make your dental appointments. These are the things you expect to hear from your Belleville dentist. Here are some other things that need to be said even though you aren’t expecting them.

Healthy Smiles are More Important than Perfect Smiles
A perfect looking smile isn’t what is important. Dentists would rather see you have a healthy smile free of decay and cavities. Your pink gums and healthy teeth are what is truly important. 
The Most Important Dental Care Happens at Home
While it is important to see your dentist every six months, the crucial care happens at your home. Your oral hygiene routine is what will determine how healthy your teeth are. Brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing once a day is going to help you achieve the smile you desire.
Dental decay is preventable and you have the power to stop it.
Aligned Teeth are More Important than Straight Teeth
Braces aren’t just for straightening, in fact, a lot of time they are used to align. If a patient struggles with chewing, extra spacing between the teeth or headaches, they might be a good candidate for braces. 
Poking at Your Gum is Something Important Dentists Need to Do
I know how annoying it is when the dentist or hygienist pokes at your gum line during an exam. It can cause bleeding and tenderness but is a crucial part of your care. The purpose isn’t to hurt you but help your oral health be the best it can be.
The gums are a vital part of a healthy mouth so it is important that the dentist ensures their overall well-being. Unfortunately, they have to poke them to do that.
Don’t Over-Whiten Your Teeth
Having a beautiful smile is a wonderful thing, but you can whiten your teeth too often. If used frequently, the whitening agents can do more harm to your mouth than good. Over bleaching leads to sensitivity, irritation and even burns. Discuss treatment options with your Belleville dentist to find the best way to whiten your smile safely.
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