When you feel lazy and you just don’t think you have the willpower to practice your dental hygiene just this once, remember that one time can easily turn into multiple times very quickly. In addition, missing your brushing or flossing only once often gives plaque the time it needs to become tartar. You don’t want this to happen, of course, because you want to keep your teeth very clean! If you think you need some motivation at the moment, we are pleased to be of service!
#1: When You Don’t Want To Brush
There are a million reasons you might not feel like brushing. Maybe it’s very late and all you want to do is go to sleep. Maybe you’re not in the mood. Maybe you’re sick of your toothpaste but you haven’t bought a new flavor yet. Yep, everyone goes through this dental hygiene dilemma from time to time! However, don’t forget that if you don’t brush two times daily, you could:
- Develop a cavity
- End up with bad breath
- Develop gum disease
- End up spending a lot of money on restorations that you could have avoided
- Easily make purchasing new hygiene products your #1 priority
#2: When You Don’t Want To Floss
You might think that this is just the same as brushing but it isn’t. It’s not identical because you might think to yourself that as long as you have already brushed, flossing is like a bonus (even though it’s just as important). If you find yourself feeling lazy about this dental hygiene detail, remember the following:
- Skipping it could lead to cavities between teeth
- Skipping it leaves food between your teeth, which can become smelly
- You’re encouraging gum problems
- It only takes a couple minutes, once daily, so it really doesn’t require much!
- You might need to try new floss if you’re not excited about your current one
Ask Us For Motivational Oral Health Tips
Remember that we know you are human! If you’re having trouble motivating yourself to brush and floss, we are always happy to assist you in regaining your drive to practice excellent dental hygiene. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.