Your dental hygiene routine is just as important as any other health routine: this is why it is necessary to have a healthy relationship with your dental hygiene routine.
We know how hard it can be to create a routine to stick to, so we put together a few tips to help. But it’s important to keep in mind that creating the perfect routine can only be done by you.
Develop the Right Dental Hygiene Routine
When you’re in the process of creating a good dental hygiene routine, make sure it’s something simple you can stick to.
- Buy new hardware. Even though it seems simple, getting yourself a new toothbrush can really encourage you to stay with your new routine. You can pick from electric toothbrushes, timer toothbrushes, or a trusty original toothbrush.
- Experiment with new flossers. We know how much flossing every day can seem like a chore, so we recommend trying out different ways of flossing. If you don’t enjoy traditional string floss, you can try toothpick or water flossers. The latter comes with multiple head options so you can find the best one that suits you. It’s important to floss every day to get rid of bacteria in between teeth, so finding a more interesting way to floss can help.
- Don’t neglect fluoride. Fluoride helps slow bacteria growth, rebuild weakened enamel, and more. Incorporating this into your daily routine might be as simple as drinking tap water, as this contains a bit of fluoride already. You can also look into fluoride toothpaste or mouthwashes in your favorite flavors.
- Set an alarm. If you often find yourself forgetting to take care of your teeth, set an alarm for 15 minutes after you wake up and 15 minutes before you go to bed. Try your hardest to not snooze it!
- Keep up with your dentist appointments. Continuing with your six-month dental cleanings and exams is also an important part of your dental hygiene routine. This is when plaque is removed and your dentist can find any potential issues that might interfere with your oral health. It’s easy to fall out of this preventive routine, so schedule your next appointment while you’re still in the office. Put it right in all of your calendars so you have it on your radar.
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We’re always here to help at Colorado Dental Group. We’re here to recommend new dental hygiene products and strategies. We are currently accepting new patients, so call us today to make your appointment!