Are you aware that you may be harming your smile? Did you know that while the basis of excellent preventive care at home is brushing and flossing, there are other aspects of your oral health to consider? Fortunately, safeguarding your smile is simple when you know what to look out for. As always, scheduling six-month visits with us, so we may monitor your smile health, is extremely important. In the meantime, however, consider some problems and do your best to avoid them.
Problem #1: Do You Bite Your Nails (Or Other Objects?)
Are you taking part in habits that – though you know they’re not good habits – you don’t address because you don’t realize they’re dangerous for your smile? Unfortunately, anything that places stress on your teeth or jaws or that causes you to make a strange pose with your mouth can result in damage. As an important preventive care effort, we suggest you say goodbye to a chewing habit (whether gum, nails, pens, or otherwise) to protect your oral health from problems like TMJ disorder.
Problem #2: Are You Suffering From Bruxism?
Do you know that you suffer from bruxism? Perhaps you aren’t certain but you have been told that you grind your teeth or clench your teeth. Maybe the symptoms (such as sensitive teeth, sore jaws, headaches, tinnitus, and indentations along your tongue’s outline) have you thinking you may need treatment. Practice your best preventive care and visit us right away, so we discuss your oral health and potential options to protect your smile from damage.
Problem #3: Are You Whitening On Your Own?
Have you been trying to achieve a brighter smile by choosing over-the-counter (OTC) products? Are you using them over and over because you aren’t seeing the results you want? Unfortunately, these products can lead to damage and sensitivity. Contact us for professional cosmetic care instead, so you can protect your smile.
ABOUT YOUR LOS ANGELES, CA, DENTISTS:
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.