A Fresh Start for your Oral Care Routine
Are you someone who likes to make goals when the new year approaches? Goals give us a mental representation of where we would like to be.
Have you considered making goals related to your oral health? Below are some ideas for improving your oral health at home. Let us face the challenge with a renewed sense of hope that comes with a fresh start!
- Reflect on your current routine. When you think about your daily oral hygiene habits what do they consist of? What oral hygiene tools are working well for you? What areas of your mouth are difficult to clean? Are there special tools available that could assist you? How long do you brush your teeth for?
- List things that you could do differently. Although every mouth is different and your home care regimen should be unique to you, here are some basic guidelines to remember. Brush twice a day for 2 minutes and clean between your teeth daily.
- Explore different oral hygiene tools available. Perhaps flossing is too difficult for you to accomplish, so have you considered interdental brushes or TePe EasyPick™? Know your mouth. If you are missing teeth or have a prosthesis, like a bridge or implant, there are TePe specialty brushes that can increase accessibility in those hard to reach areas.
- Start one day at a time. Think about what will work for you. Set timers or reminders on your phone. Make cues for yourself. It takes time to develop habits.
Remember your teeth are not only about appearance and facial structure, but they also help us chew, speak, and a healthy smile will bring you confidence. We believe you can achieve your oral health goals for 2024!