Hey! It’s No Problem
… if you bring dental floss or a toothpick to work with you in order to remove debris that may get caught between your teeth following lunch.
… if you chew sweetened sugarless gum containing xylitol to stimulate saliva flow.
… if you bring a travel tooth brush wherever you go.
… if you store your tooth brush in a case to avoid polluting germs.
… if you bring a refreshing mouth spray with you wherever you go.
… If you visit your dentist to obtain “prescription strength” fluoride toothpaste to re-mineralize your teeth and to prevent tooth decay.
… if you ask your dentist about bad breath remedies.
… if you ask your dentist about payment plans and finance companies to help pay for restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures.
… if your teeth get whitened; it’s in style to have a bright whiter smile.
… if you fill in small chips and cracks with dental bonding to prevent tooth loss and more invasive restorative procedures
… if you ask your dentist about their credentials to ensure he or she has the experience and technology available to complete your dental work.
Dental etiquette has come a long way from the days of your Aunt telling you that a chipped tooth signifies character. Since then, the dental community has better educated the public about oral health.
- Chipped and cracked teeth put stress on the tooth structure, making them more susceptible to tooth decay and tooth infections that could ultimately lead to tooth loss.
- Food debris caught in between your teeth can cause bad breath and tooth infections that contribute to tooth decay and tooth loss.
- A moist fresh mouth provides saliva which can cleanse your mouth of unhealthy pathogens.