Bored with your brushing and flossing routine morning and night? You’re not alone. The doldrums of mindlessly caring for our teeth and gums can send us deep into a rut.
When this happens, it’s time to change it up.
Try something new for your smile. It doesn’t have to be hard, or expensive, or time-intensive. Something as easy as changing your toothpaste can be enough to re-energize your oral health routine.
Here are a few other tips to help you get a fresh start:
- Switch from a manual to an electric toothbrush, or vice versa. Simply changing the type of toothbrush you use may help re-energize your oral health care routine. While both types can be equally effective, electric toothbrushes may be helpful in brushing hard-to-reach spots for people with arthritis or disabilities. Manual or electric, it’s always important to brush your teeth twice a day.
- Try a new toothpaste. Kids aren’t the only ones who get to have fun with flavors. Off-the-wall varieties like vanilla ice cream or chocolate could make brushing more exciting. If you prefer mint, toothpastes with whitening and baking soda may give your smile an extra sparkle. Whatever toothpaste you choose, be sure the active ingredient list includes fluoride to effectively fight tooth decay.
- Try a different type of floss. Everyone should floss at least once a day, but there are different ways to get the job done. Dental tape is extra-wide floss for people with a lot of bridgework or large spaces between teeth, and floss picks provide an easy-to-use design that you can hold with one hand. Like toothpaste, floss also comes in unique flavors like cupcake.
- Make a dental appointment. Whether you’ve been putting off a dental appointment, or simply haven’t had the time to make it in for a cleaning — now’s the time to make that appointment! The instant benefits you’ll see and feel after your dentist appointment will make a big difference in your appearance, confidence, and overall outlook toward your oral health routine.
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