Dental Care: Stuff You’re Confused About

Sometimes, we find that patients have a random question here or there that is simply causing confusion. For instance, you might suddenly wonder if you can use a particular product. You might wonder if you’re doing something correctly. You may even wonder about the order of things in dental care, why our suggestions occasionally don’t seem totally logical, and more. Remember, the best way to receive clarity that helps you care for your oral health is to bring your questions with you during visits. For the time being, however, we have some frequent areas of confusion that we’d like to clear up.

Why Can’t I Start With Cosmetic Care?

We know that it seems to make sense that you should be able to make your smile look amazing and then go ahead and work on the details of your oral health. However, this just doesn’t work, which is why you need to begin with restorative care first. The main reason: We need to protect your smile, which means keeping it in good health. Nothing can take priority over that. In addition, placing cosmetic treatments over damage or oral illness can make matters worse.

Won’t Contouring And Bonding Cancel Each Other Out?

You won’t be using both on the exact same site. Instead, you’ll be using bonding to extend, cover, or fill particular areas, while you rely on contouring for places that need reduction. They can work side by side!

Why Isn’t Brushing And Flossing Enough?

This part of your oral health care is monumental! But … it isn’t everything. It’s simple: You can’t get rid of all the plaque in your mouth. We can. It’s safe enough to go six months on brushing and flossing alone but you’ll need those cleanings to avoid buildup (and tartar formation).

Always Ask Us Your Questions!

No matter the topic, as long as it relates to your smile health, we will always be glad to provide you with the information you’re seeking, so always ask questions. 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.