Are you feeling like you’re “chasing your tail” when it comes to providing yourself with excellent dental care? Fortunately, there’s nothing you need to worry about. Sorting out the issues is quite simple as long as you consider a couple helpful tips from us, your friendly dental practice. When it comes to ensuring you enjoy a healthy smile that lasts, whipping your oral health into shape actually requires fewer steps than you may have imaged. Learn more!
#1: Stop Listening to Rumors
When you have questions about your dental care, one of the worst things you can do is ask around if you are in need of specific answers. While it can be very beneficial to find a dental practice by speaking with friends or loved ones, the same is not true of concerns regarding oral health care. Trying to decide whether you have a cavity? Wondering how often you should brush your teeth? Making decisions about which tooth replacement is best for your smile? These are all questions best answered by a dental professional, so you are left with facts (and no confusion).
#2: Plan Out Your Dental Care
Do you feel like you’re all over the place with your dental care? One moment you realize you don’t have the floss you need. The next, you notice it’s been a year since your last preventive care visit. Do yourself a favor and take just ten minutes to sit down and plan everything out. Make a list that includes the following:
- Plan to call us to schedule your next preventive visit
- Plan to purchase four toothbrushes to last a full year (you should replace them every three months)
- Purchase a couple containers of dental floss, so you have a backup when one runs out