There are a lot of things that may come into contact with your smile that are probably not doing you any major favors for your oral health. However, these are often things that are so easy to overlook that we think it may be time you take a quick break, test your know-how with a quick quiz, and see how you score! It may turn out that you’re already practicing fantastic habits. Or, you may discover it’s time to make just a few little changes to your day-to-day routine!
Quiz Questions: True or False?
- True or False: If you see OTC (over-the-counter) products and treatments that seem like a good idea for your smile, it’s perfectly fine to use them. Since they’re not prescribed by a doctor, they aren’t strong enough to cause you any problems with your oral health.
- True or False: It’s best to rely on your teeth for their natural purpose of chewing food and to keep that as your main focus. Using your smile for other functions, like replacing a knife, scissors, your hands, etc., can lead to problems.
- True or False: It’s best to keep your fingernails and other objects out of your mouth to prevent injury and to avoid ingesting germs.
- False. If it’s not something that we specifically suggest or provide for you, then it’s entirely possible that even OTC treatments and products or home remedies can lead to oral health damage.
- True. Use your teeth as intended: For chewing and talking. When you require them to replace your hands (to carry things) or other tools, you risk accidental damage.
- True. Objects, fingernails, and fingertips can hurt your teeth by chipping or breaking them, may damage your soft tissues, and can transfer germs!
Protect Teeth By Using Them For Their Main Purposes!
Don’t be shy about asking questions regarding your smile. We are always happy to talk about good versus bad habits, so you’re doing your best with your oral health. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.