Posted on 1/25/2020 by Dr. Michael Wockenfus
|Even with stellar oral hygiene habits and regular cleanings from your dentist, you may be considering ways to improve your oral care routine to further prevent tooth decay that can lead to tooth loss or costly dental restorations.
Whether you're concerned about specific issues or you just want to stay one step ahead of oral health conditions that can affect your overall health and well-being, here are some things you can do to start improving your smile today.
Optimize your Toothbrush.
Since you've decided to renew your commitment to improve your oral health, the best place to start is optimizing your toothbrush. Toothbrushes should be replaced at least every 3 months regardless, so take advantage of the many features available today to find one that will make the most difference for your oral health specifically, including whether it's angled or straight, has special bristle features, or is manual or powered. Revisit your brushing technique.
As with anything you do routinely, it's easy to lose perspective about the effectiveness of your brushing technique due to complacency caused by repetition. Contact our office for recommended ways to improve your brushing technique.
Be honest about your flossing habit.
Flossing adds time to your oral care routine, especially when you consider that the whole process shouldn't take more than five minutes. That makes it easy to pass over this task when in a hurry, thinking you'll floss extra well the next time. Renew your vows of commitment to this vital element of your oral care routine to improve your smile today.
Schedule a Professional Cleaning in Our Office.
Our office is always eager to help our patients improve on ways to protect their oral health, including those to up the ante in your personal oral care habits. Contact our office for more information about ways to improve your smile today.