It seems like you can find anything on the internet, and one of the recent viral trends are videos of professional dentists and hygienists cleaning particularly problematic, tartar covered teeth. These videos are close up and graphic and many people may wonder if people only get a gross satisfaction from watching them or if they can serve some benefit. Below are some reasons why you may want to watch the videos.
They Can Desensitize You to Dental Cleanings
If you have fear or anxiety about going to the dentist, you may benefit from watching the videos by using them to prepare for your dental treatment. Watching people undergoing deeper, more thorough cleanings than you will need may help you get comfortable with the techniques that may be used during your own cleaning. You may also like having the power to stop, rewind, and look away when you get overwhelmed. This may make some people feel more empowered about their own dental treatment.
They Will Remind You to Brush and Get Regular Cleanings
Seeing just how bad buildup can get in the mouth may inspire you to improve your own dental hygiene. You may find you have the desire to brush your teeth more often to avoid the problems in the videos. You may also have the urge to call up your dentist and make an appointment for a professional cleaning, which is a good thing to do 1-2 times a year.
They Can Give You Hope
Some people avoid going to the dentist because they assume their teeth are already so bad that there is little point to getting preventive treatment. However, these videos will reveal just how much a cleaning can improve your smile and the health of your teeth, so they may give you hope.
They Can Help You Decide On Home Cleaning Products
Some of the videos are not made by professionals, but by people at home who are using different power brushes and tooth picks that are commercially available. These videos may help you decide which tools work well and which ones you want to try on your own.
While nothing can replace a trip to the dentist for a professional dental cleaning, taking a few minutes to join in the trend of watching these videos can give you some insights into your approach to dental health. They can also inspire you to take better care of your teeth, which is never a bad thing.