Not feeling like your smile care is something you would classify as enjoyable at the moment? Don’t worry: You’re not alone! We meet with lots of patients at our Cleveland, TX practice who tend to think of protecting their oral health as a bit of a rote chore. While you most certainly do need to keep up with the particulars on a daily and long-term basis, that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! So, why not key in to our way of thinking for just a moment, while you begin to look at protecting your smile in a much more enjoyable light? Try some ideas on for size.
#1: Give Yourself Time!
We often remind our patients that it’s not the actual motion of brushing or flossing your smile that may cause you to feel less than enthusiastic about protecting your smile through dental care. Instead, it might have more to do with the fact that if you’re feeling so rushed, all you ever experience as you practice dental hygiene is stress! Are you interested in giving yourself time to actually happily make it through smile care at home? It’s easy. Carve out time for it. You might be surprised at how much more enjoyable the experience becomes when you can feel relaxed, as you accomplish it!
#2: Get More Into The Product Experience!
How do you feel about the products you use for your oral health care? If you feel neutral or negative in any way, then it might be time to get a bit more involved in the stuff you’re purchasing, the choices you’re making, and the potential outcome. Remember, making a random grab for toothpaste, your toothbrush, and floss, can yield lackluster results. However, when you pay attention to choosing colors you like, a brush that feels comfortable and effective, paste that’s delicious (etc.), you might find that you actually have some fun!
#3: Don’t Fall Behind
Do your best to keep up with your dental care every single day and to also remember to come in to see us for twice-yearly checkups and cleanings. Why? How is this fun, you ask? Here’s the deal. When you’re keeping up with dental care and you’re not falling behind, you set yourself up for comfortable care you can enjoy. However, when you develop cavities (and more) and worry, as you brush, about your oral health, it can feel stressful. Keep up with your every oral health need, so there’s room for fun.
Enjoy Fun Smile Care!
Let us know if you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps about your smile care, so we can revive your motivation and show you how much fun your experience can become! See us soon for an inspirational visit! Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland and all surrounding communities.