Common Dental Pitfalls

With so much misinformation and โ€˜hacksโ€™ available on the internet these days, it can be hard to decide what is best for our dental health. From buying expensive toothbrushes or toothpaste to falling for TikTok or Instagram hacks, many of us are finding ourselves making unnecessary mistakes that can damage our teeth instead of helping them in the long run.

Perhaps one of the most common pitfalls when it comes to maintaining good dental hygiene is brushing too often and too vigorously. While it is important to clean our teeth twice a day, using too much pressure or using abrasive toothpaste can lead to enamel erosion and irritation of your gums.

Similarly, scrubbing your teeth with baking soda or any other household item may seem like a cheap alternative but it can prove damaging in the long term as these items are usually not formulated with the same pH balance as toothpaste. This means they may not be as effective at eliminating plaque buildup and could even end up causing more harm than good.

Itโ€™s also important to know that having healthy teeth does not necessarily mean having white teeth. While whitening procedures done by professionals are safe and effective, there are a lot of home remedies that use baking soda and vinegar that have been proven to cause more damage than good such as increased sensitivity and weakening enamel.

Common Dental Pitfalls:

  • Brushing too often and too hard
  • Forgetting to Floss
  • Scrubbing teeth with baking soda, vinegar, or other household items
  • Using whitening products with harsh chemicals
  • Excessive consumption of sugary drinks and snacks
  • Not keeping up with regular dental appointments
  • Using your teeth as tools
  • Chewing on pens
  • Skipping routine cleanings at the dentist

At the end of the day, while fancy products offer convenience and flashy claims, regular maintenance combined with professional attention is enough when it comes to keeping our teeth healthy. Visiting your dentist every six months is essential in order to catch any potential problems before they become serious โ€“ including cavities and gum disease โ€“ while also allowing them to perform regular cleanings which help prevent staining and yellowing due to plaque buildup over time. So if you want your smile to look its best without breaking the bank, simply keeping up with regular check-ups is your best bet!

Get ready to show off your beautiful smile! Call (403) 342-5800 today and book an appointment with us. We are here to provide you with the best dental care and ensure your teeth stay healthy and strong for years to come.