5 True Confessions of a Dental Professional
Dentists in Raleigh are just like everyone else. We try to keep our teeth healthy by practicing what we preach. But we are human, and we face many of the same dental challenges that you encounter on a daily basis. Take a look at our true confessions to find out how we handle the pressure:
We don’t floss EVERY night. Sometimes we floss in the middle of the day, sometimes we forget altogether, but we try our best to avoid going more than 24 hours without flossing. Follow our lead and try your best to floss daily. Don’t beat yourself up if you miss a night every once in a while, but make a commitment to floss as soon as you remember.
We love chocolate and candy. Sweet treats are fine on occasion. Minimizing the frequency of the sweets and brushing or flossing afterwards are the keys to avoiding cavities.
We drink coffee, wine, and tea. We enjoy foods and beverages that are known to stain the teeth, so we take extra time to keep them clean. Thorough brushing and flossing are critical for removing the plaque and other residue that would otherwise lead to stained teeth.
We whiten our teeth. Teeth whitening is a safe and acceptable practice that many dental professionals enjoy. Most teeth bleaching materials are safe on the enamel, but they must be selected with care and used in a manner that protects the gum tissue and root surfaces of the teeth. That’s why professional guidance is always recommended.
We’ve been in your shoes. We have had braces, root canals, veneers, and wisdom teeth extractions. We understand that dentistry can sometimes be confusing or uncomfortable. That’s why we wouldn’t recommend any treatment that we haven’t had done ourselves or any treatment that we wouldn’t recommend for our own families.
The truth is that we’re just like you! If you are dealing with a challenging dental situation, there is a dentist in Raleigh who understands and who is ready to help you. Just call to schedule your appointment today.