Nobody is flawless. We all develop poor behaviors over time. Our oral health is not immune either. Despite your best efforts, it’s likely that you’ve developed a few habits for the sake of convenience. That’s absolutely ok! We comprehend. To make sure your oral health is in excellent form, that is why Seablue Dental offers dental services.
Here are several dental behaviors that we frequently observe and some advice on how to stop them.
Putting Off a Dental Visit
You knew this was where we had to start! Make an appointment right away if you don’t go to the dentist every six months or if it’s been a while since we’ve seen your smile.
To make an appointment, you can reach us at (253) 336-3000 or use our website. Maintaining good health now will help you save a lot of time and money in the future.
Once more, you probably expected this to be included. You know what, there’s a valid reason for it. Flossing can stop gum recession and tooth decay. It’s very significant!
How then can you remember to floss more frequently? As a reminder, stick a Post-it note on your mirror. Purchase a flossing stick; some individuals find it to be much simpler than the conventional approach. To establish a regimen, floss every day at the same time.
You might also begin modestly by aiming for once each week. After that takes hold, you could start to miss a nice floss after brushing.
Brushing Too Vigorously
Brushing too vigorously is one of the leading causes of damaged enamel. Pull back on the reins if you feel pain in your arm after brushing, or if you appear to be a cartoon character sawing at your teeth. Over time, this friction will also wear away your gum tissue along with your enamel. Move your toothbrush gently in a circular motion while maintaining a 45-degree angle with the gum line.
Using an Old Toothbrush
When did you last replace your toothbrush? You don’t think about it very much, right? The issue with using an outdated toothbrush is that the torn bristles may actually damage your teeth rather than properly clean them.
Every three to four months, you should replace your toothbrush. Changing your toothbrush on the first day of each new season is a useful mnemonic. You won’t ever have a used brush that way!
Letting the Water Run
It goes without saying that this one can be fixed. Turn off the faucet after moistening your toothbrush. You only need a little water to get started. It’s beneficial for Mother Earth and your wallet to turn off the water.