Even though the Danville Family Dentistry staff is always happy to see you and everyone else in your family, we don’t want to see you too much. Why would we say that? Well, because if we see you very frequently at our Hendricks County office, it can mean you have big problems with your pearly whites. And we don’t want that for you. Do your part to help us keep your smile beautiful by taking the following tips to heart:
- As you know, we provide dental care for everyone in your family. Remember that dental care begins long before those baby teeth pop through the gums. Avoid giving your baby a bedtime bottle of milk or juice since the sugars will remain on your child’s gums for several hours.
- Chewing ice can chip and crack your teeth. When that occurs, the soft tissues inside your teeth can become irritated. It’s not pleasant. Not at all. So if you want to chew on something, choose sugar-free gum instead for a healthy smile.
- Avoid playing sports without a mouthguard, which is simply a molded piece of plastic to protect your upper row of teeth. You don’t really want to stop by Danville Family Dentistry in Hendricks County because your front tooth got knocked out during a scrimmage. Right? And who wants a Jack-o’lantern smile anyway??
- It might be trendy to pierce your tongue or your lip, but it’s a bad idea for your teeth and gums. When metal rubs against your gums, it can cause an infection. When you accidentally bite down on a piercing, it can cause your teeth to chip or crack. Would you rather look trendy or do you prefer a pretty smile?
- If you grind your teeth, make an appointment with Danville Family Dentistry. We will fit you with a protective mouth guard to wear while you sleep.
- Cough drops are full of sugar. So remember to at least use mouthwash if you don’t have time to brush your teeth.
- Did you know that sodas can contain up to 11 teaspoons of sugar? Drink water instead!
- Avoid opening items with your teeth. Use a pair of scissors!
- Remember that red wine, white wine, coffee and juice will stain your teeth. So keep your smile bright by scheduling regular teeth cleaning appointments with your favorite Hendricks County dentist.