Too tired to touch a toothbrush? We’ve all been there. At Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A in Rockwall we are committed to helping our patients maintain good dental health. Good dental health begins with regular brushing and flossing. In this blog post, we are offering two quick ideas for overcoming exhaustion so you can brush and floss late at night.
Idea #1 Drag Tongue Along Teeth
As you are lying there in bed and realize you forgot to brush, drag your tongue over your teeth a few times. Feel the fuzzy plaque? Remind yourself how, when it’s not brushed away, tartar forms from it. From there, cavities begin to form. Then jump up and give your mouth just two minutes of gentle, thorough cleaning.
Idea #2 Scrutinize the Food You Eat
Another convenient and simple approach is to pay attention to what’s going into your mouth throughout the day. The higher the sugar content the sooner the teeth will need a brushing to avoid harm. Swish with water after coffee, tea or soda if brushing isn’t going to happen soon. Chewing sticky candy leaves debris all over in the mouth as does bread and crackers. Keep this in mind and commit to take care of the particles as soon as possible.
We know a long day of work or play can yield a worn out body. Likewise, we know consistent brushing will lessen buildup and help prevent decay and gum disease. And we know that sometimes cavities need filling, chipped teeth need fixing, crooked teeth need straightening, and wisdom teeth need extraction.
At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall, we want the best possible dental health for all of our patients. Good dental health begins at home with regular brushing and flossing. So keep up the good work! Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today.
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