2 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Smile

womanthinkingDo you think you have been doing all that you can do for your oral health but you continue to find that you develop cavities or other problems? Unfortunately, even if you have the best of intentions, it is easy to sabotage your smile by making tiny oversights. The good news, however, is that when you know how to rectify the issue (such as by scheduling your preventive visits on time), you can enjoy a smile with oral health that lasts.

#1: You’re Skipping Preventive Visits

Some patients think of preventive visits for cleanings and checkups as a luxury – something that is a good idea but not necessary. Unfortunately, if you skip scheduling these appointments, you are sabotaging your ability to maintain optimal oral health. Cleanings permit us to remove tartar and plaque that you can’t address (which then reduces tooth decay and gum disease) and checkups allow us to identify and treat problems before they cause serious side effects.

#2: You’re Postponing Restorative Care

Even if you keep up with preventive visits, it is still extremely important that you schedule restorative care visits right away if suggested. While brushing, flossing, checkups, and cleanings will usually keep you out of our office for restorations, such as crowns and fillings, occasionally mishaps may occur. Unfortunately, if you wait to schedule these procedures, you may cause your smile additional complications (for instance, tooth decay may rapidly turn into a tooth infection). As a result, your smile will suffer and you will require more complicated services that become more and more costly.


At A Briter Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to high-quality, modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, then call our Los Angeles, CA office today at (323) 255-8774. We proudly serve residents of Los Angeles, CA, as well as San Fernando, Pacoima, Granada Hills, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.