5 Ways To Improve Your Relationship With Dental Hygiene

April 12, 2021

Your dental hygiene routine is as important as any other health routine. It’s similar to a fitness or skincare routine. It is vital to have a healthy relationship with your dental hygiene routine.

We know how hard it can be to create a routine that you are able to stick to, so we put together a few tips to help. It’s important to keep in mind that creating the perfect routine can only be done by you.

Develop the Right Dental Hygiene Routine

Toothpaste, toothbrush, fluoride

When you’re in the process of creating a healthy dental hygiene routine, make sure it’s simple and something you can easily stick to.

  1. Buy new hardware. Even though it seems helpful and maybe not that impactful, getting yourself a new product can really encourage you to stay with your new routine. You can pick from electric toothbrushes, timer toothbrushes, or a trusty original toothbrush.
  2. 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 opt for a toothpick or water flosser. 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 always helps.
  3. Set alarms. 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 bed. The most important part is remembering not to snooze this alarm!
  4. 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 mouthwash in your favorite flavors.
  5. Keep up with your dental appointments and exams. 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 simple to fall out of this preventative routine, so try scheduling 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 Greeley Dental Health. We can recommend new dental hygiene products and strategies. We are currently accepting new patients, and following all COVID protocols to keep our patients and staff safe. Call us today to make your appointment!