Malos hábitos dentales para romper
Nadie es perfecto. Todos adquirimos malos hábitos en el camino. Incluso nuestra salud bucal no es inmune. Intenta como puedas, lo más probable es que haya adquirido uno o dos hábitos en nombre de la conveniencia.
Eso esta totalmente bien! Lo entendemos. Y es por eso que estamos aquí: para garantizar que su salud bucal esté en una forma fantástica.
Here are a few less-than-stellar dental habits that we often see, with some tips on how to break them.
Putting Off a Dental Visit
You knew we had to start here! If you don’t visit the dentist every six months, or if it’s been a while since we’ve seen your smile, schedule an appointment today!
You can call us at Russell Park Smiles Número de teléfono (301) 690-9010 or go through our scheduling portal to make an appointment. Staying on top of your health today can save yourself a lot of time and money down the road.
De nuevo, you probably ﬁgured this would be on here. And you know what, it’s for good reason. Flossing helps prevent decay and gum recession. It’s super important!
So how can you remember to ﬂoss more? Put a post-it note on your mirror as a reminder. Invest in a ﬂossing stick — some people ﬁnd it much easier than the traditional method. Floss at the same time each day to build up a routine.
You can also start small, setting a goal of once per week. After that settles in you may ﬁnd yourself craving a good ﬂoss after brushing.
Brushing Too Vigorously
One of the top causes of worn enamel is brushing too hard. If your arm is sore after brushing, or you look like a cartoon sawing at your teeth, pull back on the reins. Along with your enamel, over time this friction will also wear away your gum tissue.
Keep your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle toward the base of the gums, and move the brush in a gentle, circular motion.
Using an Old Toothbrush
When was the last time you changed your toothbrush? It’s not something you often think of, right? The problem with using an old toothbrush its frayed bristles can end up damaging your teeth rather than cleaning them properly.
You should change your toothbrush every three to four months. A good mnemonic device is to change your toothbrush on the ﬁrst day of every new season. That way you’ll never have an old brush!
Letting the Water Run
This one is self-explanatory, and it’s an easy ﬁx. After you wet your tooth brush turn off the tap. That initial wetting is all the water you’ll need. Turning off the water is good for your bill and great for Mother Earth.