Do you find that somehow, your dental hygiene routine that you once managed to keep up with has suddenly become somewhat of an afterthought? Perhaps it’s something you avoid because trying to focus your attention is just too difficult. Whatever the case, since you know caring for teeth and gums with the very simple suggested daily flossing and brushing we suggest is of the utmost significance, you’re likely hoping for a magical solution. Good news: Without the need for any magical fairy dust whatsoever, we’ve got some simple tips that will get you back in action with exceptional oral health protection.
Remove Distractions From The Bathroom!
Go ahead and remove anything from the bathroom that tends to grab your attention to such a degree that you lose your focus and forget to brush or floss (or simply run out of time). For some, bringing a phone or tablet into this space is helpful. For others, it’s just not going to work!
Make A So-Many-Minute Rule
If you give yourself too much time to spend in the bathroom to get ready for work, school, the day, bed, etc., you may end up feeling a bit hesitant to head back in there. Or, you may end up thinking you have so much time that you suddenly look up, realize you’re pressed for time, and you end up skipping your dental hygiene! Instead, we suggest that you structure your time by considering the following:
- Give yourself a set amount of time, such as five or 10 minutes.
- Structure that time by allotting a certain amount of minutes per task (such as your two minutes for brushing, one minute for flossing, etc.)
- Set a timer, so you accomplish all of your goals and so you can keep track of the minutes as you go.
Keep A Physical Checklist Every Day
Don’t let a lax approach to dental hygiene land you in our chair for avoidable fillings! Instead, make your life easy by making sure you’re finishing your brushing sessions and flossing sessions without any doubt or confusion. Track your tasks with a checklist that you mark off every day! That way, you can watch your progress, you can be sure you’re on track, and you’ll know your smile is in good shape.
Make Your Smile Care Easy With Helpful Guidelines
We offer helpful suggestions for anything under the sun when what you need is assistance with your smile care! Let us know what’s challenging you and we will be happy to help. 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.