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Smile Facts: No, That Definitely Shouldn’t Hurt!

If you break your tooth, then pain that follows is to be expected. You know from there to contact us for help, of course! However, what about the less clear-cut details in regard to your dental care during which some amount of discomfort arises? Is pain a normal part of preventive care, you wonder? Is it a normal part of your daily experience? In short, the answer is no, your smile shouldn’t hurt, nor should the care you provide your oral health. For a further glimpse into this topic, consider some additional information from our Columbia, TN team!

Dental Hygiene Should Not Hurt

If you realize that even one tiny aspect of any part of your dental hygiene hurts, then it’s time to sound the alarm and head for our practice: Something isn’t right with your oral health. Or, you are using way too much force with your brushing and flossing. So, here’s the rundown on what you need to remember:

  1. If brushing or flossing or both hurt, ease off with your approach and stick to very gentle care.

  2. If any part of hygiene hurts and switching to gentle care doesn’t fix things (or you were already being gentle), see our team immediately for a visit!

Chewing Should Not Hurt

One of the primary uses of your smile is chewing. Without this, you have trouble ingesting food and you lose out on essential daily nutrition! So, when you bite down and it hurts, you know that something isn’t quite on track with your oral health. It’s possible that you have an infection brewing, that you have a cavity, or even a tiny crack or gum recession! Whatever the case, we are on hand with restorative care to fix your smile right up, so the pain disappears.

Using Your Smile Should Not Yield Discomfort

If you think to yourself at the end of a long day that of course, your teeth are sore or are in pain because you’ve used them all day long, then it’s time to call us. Your teeth are quite strong and resilient and are meant for daily use. So, if you recognize that normal function (eating, speaking, and more) is leading to an uncomfortable grin, remember that our team is here to help. Anything from bite balance concerns to bruxism or TMJ disorder (or even sensitivity) may be the issue. Fortunately, we can identify it and treat it!

See Us For Dental Discomfort

When you deal with any type of pain associated with your smile, from discomfort arising during dental hygiene to pain from chewing, etc., contact our team. We are here to provide checkups and necessary care! To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.

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