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Unexpected Dental Tips from Your Dentist

In 2015 64% of adults in the U.S. aged 18-64 visited a dentist, according to the CDC. While some folks visit their dentists for monthly check-ups, many people procrastinate until they absolutely have to go.

We at Waterfront Family Dentistry believe in educating patients regarding dental care to save them from possible dental ailments. Here are some little known but useful tips to take care of those pearly whites.

Perfect Alignment is better than Perfectly Straight Teeth

While you may think absolutely straight teeth are the norm that is actually not the case. Having proper bite alignment is far more important than the evenness of your teeth. If you frequently bite down on the inside of your cheeks or generally have difficulty eating, chances are you have misaligned teeth. Patients with straight teeth could do with orthodontic treatment to realign their bite and ease any discomfort.

We Poke Because We Care

There’s a reason dentists poke at your gums—it’s not just to make you feel uncomfortable. Periodontal disease—chronic inflammatory gum disease—affects millions of people in the U.S. It is so widespread that according to CDC one in two American adults over 30 has periodontal disease.

As dentists we are only trying to ensure that our patients’ gum tissue is healthy. Even if this causes inconvenience to some people, we believe that prevention is better than cure.

Teeth Can Be Too White

When it comes to your teeth, you might think the brighter the better. This isn’t necessarily true. People are too easily influenced—and sometimes misguided—by the whitening product advertisements they see on television.

It is not healthy to put your teeth through regular teeth whitening treatments. This can seriously impact the enamel on your teeth making them more vulnerable to sensitivity, tooth decay and infection. Methods like charcoal teeth whitening do more harm to your teeth than good and should not be attempted.

Think you want consultation about going for teeth whitening? Contact us at your next appointment.

If you are on the search for the best dental services in Frisco, TX, Waterfront Family Dentistry is the ultimate choice. We are a licensed dental clinic operating in Frisco, Little Elm and The Colony. Our dentists are trained to provide professional advice and services according to each patient’s case and medical history. Whether its preventative dentistry services or Invisalign services our experts bring solid results to the table.

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