What does at-home dental care look like for you? For many, brushing your teeth and remembering to floss every so often gets the job done. And hey, if it works why change things up? The truth is that making a few simple tweaks to your daily routine can make a world of difference.
In today’s post the team at Corsi Dental Associates would like to share a few tips on what you can do to get the most out of your at-home dental care routine. If your goal is happy and healthy teeth, keep reading to learn more!
At-Home Dental Care Made Easy
Most people know that they should be flossing more often. Our gums do indeed require more care than many people give them. The goal in mentioning this isn’t to make you feel bad, but instead to get you to start thinking about how you can make flossing just a little bit easier of a task.
Our recommendation is to switch things up a bit. When you floss your goal should be to gently massage the gums on the inside of your teeth. Having a hard time doing that with traditional floss? Switch it up to a floss pick or a water pick. These are changes that might be small but they can add up to make quite a bit of difference.
Get a New Toothbrush
On a similar note, a new toothbrush might be just the thing you need to do more complete brushing. The good news is that electronic toothbrushes do a great job at getting the motions just right.
Many of these toothbrushes even come with timers, and as you probably know you should be brushing your teeth for around two minutes. The timers on many electronic toothbrushes work well to remind you to brush by quadrants. For example, you brush one quarter of your mouth for 30 seconds, the timer will vibrate to remind you to switch it up, then you move onto the next area. In our experience, this eliminates the guesswork and ensures that you actually brush for the full two minutes. It’s always easier to brush when all you have to do is worry about moving the toothbrush back and forth!
Find the Right Mouthwash
Swishing your mouth with mouthwash is the absolute best way to finish up with an at-home dental care routine. It helps to get rid of any particles that were left in your mouth after flossing and brushing and it leaves your mouth feeling minty (or cinnamon-y) fresh!
There are plenty of mouthwashes out there to try and each of them claim to offer different benefits but the truth is that they’re all largely similar so our advice is to find the one that works best for you. Don’t be afraid to mix it up from time to time, however! As they say, variety is the spice of life and this applies to mouthwash as well.
Is It Time to See Your Local Dentist?
The truth of the matter is that there’s probably a blindspot in your oral care routine. We don’t say this to make you feel bad though! Instead we’d love for you to schedule a visit for a dental cleaning and exam so we can offer some advice on how you can best take care of your mouth. Every mouth is different and it’s important to see us every six months to make sure yours is a-okay.
If you’re looking for a dentist in Woodbury who provides exceptional dental services, look no further than Corsi Dental Associates. Schedule your appointment today. We look forward to hearing from you!