Smile Questions: Is It Normal?

Are you wondering if the things you’re thinking about in regard to your smile are normal? Maybe you worry about a particular symptom that you experience and try to convince yourself that it probably happens to everyone (even though you’re not sure about that). Maybe you think you should probably come in to see us for a visit but you’re hoping you don’t have to. The truth is, while your dental hygiene, checkups, and cleanings are usually enough, sometimes you simply need to schedule an extra visit when you’re on the fence about your smile. For right now, our Auburn Hills, MI team will help out with some simple and more complex questions (and answers) that may guide you in a clearer direction.

Questions and Answers

Question: Is it normal for my smile to feel coated and yucky by the end of the day? Is there something I can do it keep it clean until my evening dental hygiene session, so I don’t have to feel stressed about my oral health for hours?

Answer: A bit of a not-so-clean feeling is normal as plaque and food build up over the course of the day, since your morning brushing session. However, brushing again should get them nice and clean. If not, call us! As for your daily experience, you can help maintain a clean smile free of decay when you rinse with water, brush if you have the chance, and consider chewing sugarless gum after snacks or meals.

Question: Is it normal to prefer a manual toothbrush to an electric one? I know that the electric option is supposed to offer tons of exciting features but I feel good about my dental hygiene and I don’t really know if I should convince myself to change.

Answer: Our team reminds you that either is just as acceptable. Use the one you like and that works!

Question: Is it normal for teeth to feel sensitive when drinking ice cold water? Does this mean that something is wrong with my oral health or does this happen to everyone? What should I do?

Answer: This may or may not be a problem. Very cold water can cause discomfort for healthy smiles but it may point to a problem like decay, infection, etc. Let us know, so we can answer definitively!

When You Have Questions About Your Smile, Ask Us

If you have worries, thoughts, concerns, or questions about your oral health, just ask us! You have lots of time during checkups and cleanings. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.