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… 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.
If you are interested in general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry, contact Dr. Mark Sweeney, an Austin Texas cosmetic dentist, for a consultation at 512-380-1300.