When you think about cleaning your teeth, doing your part to remove stains, and more, there’s probably a part of you that assumes what you really need is to give your smile a good scrubbing. However, though this approach seems like the smart thing to do, given the way you might scrub and revitalize any other hard surface (like your tile floor), this isn’t the right way to go about shining up your teeth. Unfortunately, scouring can lead to scraping, which is not something you want for your enamel. The best way to go about attaining white, glowing, healthy teeth? See us for dental care and cosmetic dentistry. As for those scrape-causing culprits, we have a few to avoid.
Activated Charcoal Toothpaste!
You might not have realized that the reason some individuals see the removal of a bit of staining with this toothpaste is because it’s actually scraping them away. However, it’s not going to provide you with much in the way of helping with stains. Remember, teeth are porous. Stains aren’t all just resting on top of teeth. They’re deeper, having penetrated the surface of your teeth. You need teeth whitening to break up the stains (safely). Not rough paste that cause really cause some harm.
Hard Brush Bristles
It’s natural to think that you, your toothbrush, and your toothpaste can do the trick if you want a whiter smile. However, while we suggest dental hygiene sessions during your dental care checkups because they keep your smile healthy, we never suggest hard brush bristles or hard cleaning. It will only scrape up your teeth, which can make matters worse for your appearance and your oral health, too!
Have you been hearing that mixing up baking soda with water is a good way to cleanse your teeth, remove and prevent stains, and more? While you might like some of the touted benefits, remember that this, too, is very abrasive. You don’t want to scrape your teeth! If what you’re after is a whiter smile, then talk with us about cosmetic dental care!
Avoid Damaging Your Teeth By Using Gentle Products
Be careful when it comes to the dental hygiene products you use. When in doubt, talk with us during a visit to ensure you’re using safe selections. Find out if you’re making good choices by scheduling a visit with your Ankeny, IA dentist today! Contact Peddicord Family Dentistry to set up an appointment by calling 515-963-3339.