Six Things Your Dentist Wishes You Stop Doing

February 28, 2019

It does not matter even if you have the perfect dental hygiene practices; you still need to show up at your appointment. Speaking of which, there are several things patients do that their dentist wishes they did not. These things greatly annoy the dentist. 

Considering this, we are mentioning a few of these things. Make sure you avoid these mistakes from now on:

Too Much Talking 

It is not that your dentist is not interested in what you have to say. You spend 30 minutes with them after God knows how long. So yes, they might be interested to know how you have been during this time. It is just when you keep on talking; it hinders their ability to do their job. So, you need to give it a rest and let your dentist take an in-depth examination of your mouth and highlight your issues.

Not Knowing Or Admitting Which Medications You Use

Different medications interfere with dental procedures. So, it is imperative you tell Dentist Burlington, which medications you took. Some medicines might lead to symptoms like dry mouth. Telling your dentist beforehand helps them know the underlying causes of such issues and make their plan laterwards. 

Forgetting to Brush Before You Visit 

One of the most important things you can do when you visit your dentist is brushing your teeth before the meeting. You need to clean your teeth before you get there. It helps the dentist to do their job better. Clean teeth help with x-ray and other such procedures. 

Lying When You Last Saw A Dentist 

A dentist can tell you the last time you had your teeth checked. So, you do not have to lie about these details. You can last two years without seeing a dentist, but you are going to develop some issues about this period. Thus, you have to be punctual about your visits. 


You do not need to wait until your toothbrush wears out completely before you replace them. You better replace your toothbrush every three to four months. Worse, you better replace your toothbrush after every time you get sick. The last thing you want is to brush your teeth with nothing but bacteria. So, you better invest in a new toothbrush.

Bad Brushing Technique

Most people have this issue, and they are not willing to do anything about it at all. Yes, you can brush a few times a day. But, if you are brushing your teeth the wrong way, it will not help your case. So, you better consult with your dentist and ask for the right approach when it comes to clean your teeth. 

It is possible they have some pointers they can share with you. These pointers can help you improve your oral health.

With that said, most people don’t brush as often as they are told. You must brush your teeth twice every day. If you do it, you are not doing the dentist any favor, only yourself. Apart from brushing, you need to floss your teeth, as the ultimate protected against decay and germ buildup. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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