Do you feel a bit like a little kid sometimes when it comes to your brushing? Do you try to wriggle out of the responsibility as though someone just told you to clean your room and you really don’t want to? Don’t worry, most people experience this every now and then. However, as you know, consistent dental hygiene habits are very important! So, let us help you turn that outlook around with simple oral health reminders!
It’s Okay To Just Skip Once, Right?
Nope. If you skip even once, there can be some unfortunate results. True, you could get away without any serious consequences. However, you’ve got to be really thoughtful about remembering to brush your teeth on a daily basis, morning and night. Here’s why: When plaque is left on teeth for too long, it becomes tartar. This substance is so hard, you can’t get it off of your smile. Only a dental professional can. What’s the problem with this? Well, it’s going to make you much more susceptible to decay and other oral health problems.
I Can Just Brush Extra Hard Next Time, Right?
Nope! Even if you brush your hardest, you’re not going to be able to fix any damage that has already occurred or tartar that has already solidified. In addition, hard brushing is actually bad for your oral health. It can irritate gums and eventually lead to recession.
The Dentist Won’t Know I Haven’t Been Brushing, Right?
Actually, we can tell. If lax brushing leads to oral health issues like inflamed gums or softened areas of enamel or decay, we’ll see it. If you have plaque accumulation or tartar buildup, we’ll know. So, brush twice a day!
Protect Your Smile With Attention To Detail
If you know you should be brushing but you can’t seem to muster up the motivation to do so, ask us for some advice. 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.