Dental hygiene needs to be an important part of your daily routine. Just like fitness, skincare, hair, and nutrition routines, your oral health should also be a priority. But developing a healthy relationship with your dental hygiene routine is easier said than done!
Here are a few tips we’ve put together to help you create the right oral hygiene plan.
Develop the Right Dental Hygiene Routine
When creating a good dental hygiene routine, make sure it’s something that is easier for you to stick with.
Buy New Hardware
Even something as simple as buying a new toothbrush can help set you up for success when it comes to taking care of your teeth. You can find a wide variety of options from electrical to traditional in any color you want.
Experiment with Flossers
We know how difficult it is to floss every day, so we recommend trying out different ways of flossing. If you don’t like traditional string floss, you can try toothpick or water flossers. The latter comes with multiple head options so you can find the best one for 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.
Fluoride helps rebuild weakened enamel, slows bacteria growth, 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 should also look for fluoride toothpaste or mouthwashes in your favorite flavors.
Set an Alarm
If you tend to forget brushing or flossing your teeth when you wake up or go to bed, set an alarm. You can set an alarm to go off 15 minutes after you wake up and 15 minutes before going to bed. Just don’t snooze it!
Regular Dentist Visits
Keeping up with your six-month dental cleanings and exams is also an important part of your dental hygiene routine. That is where the 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 your personal and work calendars so you have it on your radar.
Developing your dental hygiene routine can be difficult, and sticking to it can be even harder. The main takeaway is to create a plan that works just for you by keeping it interesting. Try listening to music while brushing your teeth, make a calendar, buy toothbrushes and toothpaste in crazy colors and flavors, or anything else to keep you motivated. Remember, just doing a little each day is better than nothing and will put you on track to improving your dental hygiene
Here at Sage Dental Care, we want to help. Schedule an appointment today with one of our dentists and we’ll help you figure out a dental hygiene plan that works!