There are so many “should” questions that can pop into your head on any given day. While they may apply to just about anything, since you’re practicing dental hygiene on a daily basis, it’s quite likely that you have some should-I questions show up regarding your oral health quite regularly. The interesting thing about these types of inquiries is that while some of them have definitive answers, others do not, making things a bit trickier. To get started, our Livonia, MI team think you’ll enjoy a quick round of questions and answers. To keep the education going, bring up questions during your next checkup!
Questions and Answers
Question: Should I be using an electric toothbrush? Or, should I use a manual one? I’m never sure which is really the smarter choice or the approved choice for my oral health.
Answer: Of course, you’re worried about which toothbrush to choose because you want to maintain a healthy smile that doesn’t experience any amount of decay, gum disease, etc. The good news you will be happy to hear? There isn’t a “should” here. You can use one or the other. Try them both. Use the one that works best for you and your smile.
Question: Should I keep my wisdom teeth? Or, is it safer for my oral health for me to get rid of them? It seems like everyone I know has had their third molars removed but I’m not really sure what the right answer is.
Answer: Again, there’s no blanket answer to this one. The answer relies completely on your unique experience. If your third molars give you problems, they should be removed. If they don’t, it’s completely up to your judgment. Find out more about what to expect when you ask for details during a checkup!
Question: Should I be using a new toothbrush every month? Every year? How do I know when my brush is bad and it’s time for a brand new one, so my brushing is actually helping me protect my oral health?
Answer: Our team wants you to remember that this is simple, it’s the same answer for everyone, and it will never change: You should replace your brush every three to four months with a new one, easy as that!
Protect Your Smile By Asking For Our Advice
When you have questions, from “should I” questions to anything else, remember that we are here to offer you support and solutions! James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI, as well as Farmington Hills, Farmington, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Garden City, Westland, Redford, and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.