Top Dental Tips From Your Dentist

 In Dental Hygiene

Your dentist is your number one source of information and the tips for maintaining good oral health. You will regularly hear from your dentist that to enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile all year round, you have to follow good oral hygiene practices and visit the clinic at least twice a year. Dental Reflections Dublin provides you with the top dental tips from your dentist, Dr. Rudi As-Sanie.

In case you have any dental issues, you will need help from Dr. Rudi As-Sanie to understand the different treatment options and follow their recommendation for the most appropriate and effective procedure.

But aside from the usual tips and advice, you may be surprised to get some unusual words of wisdom from Dr. Rudi As-Sanie from time to time. Even though these bits of information and tips may seem unconventional, they are true or effective, and worth remembering.

You may not expect to hear these top dental tips from Dr. Rudi As-Sanie:

Prioritize having a healthy smile over a beautiful one

A healthy smile takes precedence over a beautiful one. Even if you have white and perfectly straight teeth, if you keep visiting Dr. Rudi As-Sanie to have cavities filled or to have decaying teeth replaced with veneers or implants, you aren’t doing a good job of maintaining good oral health.

For Dr. Rudi As-Sanie, the most important thing about every patient’s smile is that it is healthy enough to last them a lifetime and that they are satisfied and happy with it. Her role is not to tell you how you should look but to help you understand your current oral health condition and give you information and options so that you can make the right decision in maintaining and improving a healthy set of teeth.

It is better to have properly aligned teeth than perfectly straight ones

To have straight, evenly spaced teeth, Dr. Rudi As-Sanie will recommend braces or another type of orthodontic treatment. But for dentists, it is more important that the orthodontic treatment aligns your teeth and not just gives you a straighter set of pearly whites. This is because misaligned teeth or malocclusions can cause other dental problems which include:

  • Difficulties chewing and eating since the teeth are not touching and aligning properly
  • Premature wearing down of the teeth due to the additional pressure in odd areas
  • It can also affect speech especially if the misaligned teeth disrupt your ability to pronounce words

There is such a thing as over-whitening your smile

A white, dazzling smile is something that everyone wants to have. However, undergoing professional teeth whitening procedures often and using too many over-the-counter similar products isn’t good for your teeth.

Products used during in-office whitening procedures and at-home treatments contain substances that can do more harm than good to your teeth if they are used too often. Over-whitening can cause extreme teeth sensitivity, gum irritation, and soft-tissue chemical burns.  It can also wear away the enamel and make your teeth more susceptible to decay.

Use probiotics to sustain good oral health

Lastly, probiotics can help boost digestive and immune health. Additionally, probiotics, especially the ones made specifically for oral health, have been found to naturally support gum and tooth health. They also effectively minimize the nutrients bacteria feed on, thereby reducing your risk of having bad breath.

To learn more about what you could be doing to improve your oral health, contact our office today. 

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