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Is Scraping Your Teeth at Home a Good Idea?

Posted on 8/24/2020 by Jeannie Molato, DDS
Is Scraping Your Teeth at Home a Good Idea?Some people think they can save time and dental expenses with DIY professional dental care. Because dental instruments that scrape the teeth are available in the marketplace, they think they can scrape their own teeth of plaque and tartar. However, this is not a good idea, as you might do more damage than good. It is always better to schedule an appointment for a professional dental cleaning and exam.

Why You Should Not Scrape Your Own Teeth?

If you are not a professionally trained dental hygienist, scraping your own teeth can lead to some major dental problems. Not only can you miss spots in the mouth that need attention, you can damage the enamel on your teeth. While you may think you will save money by doing it yourself, you stand to lose more than what you will gain in the long run. That is why it is important to schedule a dental cleaning and a checkup every six months. During this appointment, we can catch any dental problems that need immediate attention as well as follow up the cleaning with a professional polishing.

Depend on Our Dental Team to Take Care of Your Oral Health

Your oral health should be monitored and your teeth professionally cleaned to realize the best outcome. If you want to do things right, any DIY teeth scraping is out of the question. By scheduling regular professional dental care, you can take care of dental issues as they arise and maintain the health of your gums and teeth.

Have you had a professional cleaning and check-up in the last six months? If not, give our office a call and we will schedule an appointment for you. Don't try to scrape your teeth yourself. Leave that task to a dental professional. Contact our office now to book an appointment or to address any dental concerns. Our team of dental professionals are always ready to help.
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