What Basic Dental Mistakes Have You Made This Week?

We all think that we’ve mastered the art of brushing our teeth at this point in our lives. Though what if we’ve been doing it wrong our whole life? In the following paragraphs, we’ll tackle some myths and provide a few illuminating insights into the horrible dental traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Apple Cider Vinegar Isn’t a Panacea

ACV is widely used by the DIY community to cure just about everything. But when you ask an actual dentist about the effectiveness of using ACV on your teeth, they won’t side with the recent trends. Apple cider vinegar is extremely acidic, that being said, it plays a devastating role in breaking down tooth enamel. Leesburg’s finest dentists recommended that when it comes to ACV, just don’t do it.

Where’s Your Retainer?

If you’re one of the lucky people to have ever worn braces, you better keep your retainer handy long after your love affair with braces has ended. Dentists everywhere will strongly suggest that those who have worn braces continue to wear a retainer for a few nights a week for the rest of their lives. If you’ve gone through the hard work of wearing braces for so long why would you want to jeopardize the integrity of your teeth by not wearing a retainer?

Ease Up On the Brush

We think that the harder we brush, the more food remnants we rid from our teeth. Yet dentists actually say that brushing techniques should be softer than you’re probably doing it. Hard brushes as well as hard techniques result in gingivitis and tissue damage.

Chill with the Soda

Soda, juices, and alcohol are all enemies of your teeth. Despite being delicious, sugary drinks corrode teeth and lead to cavities.

If you’ve got any questions regarding proper dental habits, please ask the best dentists in the Leesburg area.

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Dr. Brian Cochran and his team offer excellent, experienced family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, from dental hygiene to dental implants in Leesburg, VA.
Brian Cochran, DDS

1503 Dodona Ter Ste 210
Leesburg, VA 20175

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