5 Things I Would NEVER Do As A Dentist
We all have habits that we need to break. Unfortunately, some habits or poor oral health choices can have severe and lasting consequences for your teeth. I recently had the opportunity to share 5 things I would never do as a dentist on my social media pages. I think this information is so important that I wanted to share it with you as well, in case you missed the posts. Click above to watch the short video and learn more.
5 Things I Would Never Do As a Dentist
From time to time, I see patients who have made a poor choice that has led to a problem with their oral health. I wanted to share the 5 things I would never do as a dentist:
1. Never Use Teeth As A Tool
- If you need to open something quickly, it can be tempting to use your teeth as a tool to open the package. This is a horrible idea and can damage your tooth enamel. Take the extra time to find a pair of scissors and open the package properly. You should also never open any type of bottle, including a beer bottle, with your teeth.
2. No Activated Charcoal
- While using activated charcoal products may lead to whiter teeth, they are too abrasive for your teeth. You will damage your tooth enamel and be left with extremely sensitive teeth.
3. No DIY Dentistry
- If you are looking to straighten your teeth, please visit a professional who will regularly evaluate your progress. Programs such as Smile Direct Club and other direct-to-consumer products are not effective, can be harmful to your oral health, and are a waste of your hard-earned money.
4. Don’t Miss Cleaning Appointments
- Routine dental care is a must to ensure that you have excellent oral health throughout your lifetime. It is also especially important not to ignore an obvious problem with your teeth, gums, or mouth.
5. No Whitening Toothpaste
- These products really don’t do anything effective for your teeth. If you are interested in whitening your teeth, spend the money on professional treatments. I offer a number of whitening treatments that will offer beautiful and lasting results.
If you have any questions about anything mentioned above, or you need to schedule an appointment for an oral hygiene examination or recommended treatment, be sure to contact my office located in Cincinnati, OH, and a member of my team will be happy to help!