Spring is here! Are you looking forward to warmer weather and longer days as much as we are? It’s a great time of year to freshen our homes, wardrobes and even our dental routines. We can fall into a rut when it comes to taking care of our teeth, but every now and then it’s a good idea to be reminded of these important dental hygiene habits. Read more to find out what you should be doing to take care of your teeth at home.
We all know that brushing and flossing are important, but sometimes we can get into a habit of only brushing once a day or forgetting to floss more often than not. Here are some quick reminders to get you back into the groove of caring for your teeth:
- Did you know that you should brush your teeth for a minimum of two minutes? Why two minutes? Because that is the amount of time it takes to brush plaque off of your teeth. If you spend less than two minutes you might be leaving bacteria on your teeth.
- The American Dental Association recommends changing your toothbrush every three to four months. They are a great hiding spot for germs and bacteria.
- Forgot to floss? A good way to remember to floss is by placing a package of dental floss in multiple places. You can even carry one in your purse or car. The more you floss the better your teeth will feel and it will be easier to get into a daily habit.
We hope this gives you motivation to freshen up your dental routine. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit.