Dental Hygiene: Oh No, What’s In The Sink?

Before you run to the phone in a panic over what you’re seeing in the sink during your dental hygiene session, pause for a moment. First, consider all of the reasons what you’re seeing may show up in psychedelic hues! There’s usually a very simple answer.

What’s The Last Thing You Ate?

If you ate something packed with pigment, you will probably see that in the sink during dental hygiene. A deep purple hard candy? What you spit into the sink will look purple! An orange popsicle? Orange in the sink. You get the picture!

How Are Your Gums?

Take a look in the mirror. You may see red in the sink because of bleeding gums. Can’t quite tell but your gum tissue definitely looks inflamed, red, or not the flat pink you are accustomed to? In any case, schedule an appointment. If you have gingivitis, we can quickly help your tissues return to good health.

How’s The Rest Of Your Mouth?

Do you have any sores you are aware of but have been trying to pretend are not there? If you think this may be producing some amount of blood, it’s most definitely time to come in. Treating problems right away, rather than giving them time to worsen, makes everything easier. Remember, there’s a solution waiting for you!

Familiar With Color Theory?

Remember, if you’re mixing hues during dental hygiene, what you see in the sink may not be reflective of individual products. For instance, perhaps you’re brushing with blue paste, which causes what you spit into the sink to appear blue-tinted! Then, you rinse with a yellow-tinted mouthwash. Don’t be surprised if you spit again and it looks green! Nothing is wrong with you. When you mix yellow and blue, you get green. Remember this as you brush to save yourself any uncertainty or worry!

See Us ASAP When You’re Unsure About Changes

If something has changed but you’re not entirely sure why or if you need dental care, it’s always wisest to come see us. Better to be safe than sorry! 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.