When you’re someone practicing excellent home dental care for your smile to the point that you’re feeling really proud of your daily dedication, it can come as quite a shock when you learn that you have any sort of fissure or fracture in your tooth. How could you possibly have sustained any sort of structural injury, you wonder, when you’ve been brushing and flossing (and even being careful) like an absolute pro? Well, our Virginia Beach, VA team reminds you that there are some additional details to consider that can come into play. To help you feel sure of them, your Virginia Beach restorative dentist is on the scene!
You Forget That Checkups Are Very Important
You are absolutely doing a stellar job with your dental care at home. There’s never a day that goes by when you don’t brush and floss just as we have been recommending to you, so your smile health stays the course. However, that doesn’t mean that you’ve been remembering to also come in for checkups and cleanings with us. While it may seem as though amazing home care should be enough … it isn’t. When you skip visits, you miss the removal of plaque and tartar that we offer (which can leave teeth weakened), you miss out on monitoring (which lets us detect very early signs of problems or damage), and as a result, you’re more prone to damage but less likely to find it early! See us soon!
You Overlook Bruxism
So, you’re taking very good care of your oral health at home. However, even with amazing attention to dental care with brushing, flossing, and being careful not to eat hard foods, you’ve found out that your teeth are damaged. How can this be? Well, especially if you haven’t been coming in consistently to see your Virginia Beach restorative dentist for dental checkups and cleanings, then you may not realize you have bruxism disorder. Or, you are aware of it but have not followed through on receiving treatment just yet. The constant pressure and long-term friction that comes from this disorder (which includes grinding and clenching) can cause damage to otherwise perfectly healthy teeth!
Accidents Sometimes Happen!
Even if you’re doing everything that you’re supposed to do in terms of optimal dental care, accidents can still impact your teeth, leading to fissures, fractures, and serious cracks. So, remember that your teeth are not immune and that, should an accident happen, your Virginia Beach restorative dentist is here to fix the damage! It will be A-OK.
Keep Your Teeth Strong And Healthy
Remember that even if you’re practicing the best home care possible, you still absolutely need to visit our practice to complete your preventive dental care. Come in to see us for checkups two times every year! Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach and all surrounding communities.