You’re probably vigilant about making sure your kids brush their teeth—but what about you? You don’t have to have children to remember the advice and warnings your pediatric dentist told you. Unfortunately, we often push dental care to the back burner. Remember: Preventative care and maintenance can save you a lot of pain and money down the road.
One of the biggest issues with oral hygiene is that it comes at an inconvenient time. You’re rushing to get ready in the morning, or you’re tired and just want to go to sleep. Make sure you plan oral care into your daily routine and make it a priority. Remember what kids are told about caring for their teeth, and you’ll be on the right track.
Not All Brushing is Equal
Brushing your teeth can mean a lot of things. You have to brush correctly and with the right toothbrush for you. This means brushing the outside and inside of each tooth at a 45 degree angle so that you’re brushing under the gums. We’ll recommend the right brand and softness for you.
It should take at least two full minutes for a solid brushing. This can seem like a really long time. Some parents put timers on for their children… maybe this same trick can work for you. It will soon become second nature, but just make sure you’re still brushing correctly and don’t zone out.