Were you previously someone who didn’t mind brushing your teeth and getting through your twice-daily dental hygiene sessions? Are you unsure about exactly where things took a wrong turn but you are well aware that you’re not really enjoying brushing your teeth at the present moment? When you feel strongly about remaining committed to keeping your oral health safe but you just don’t really feel like picking up your toothbrush, our Upton, MA team reminds you that we are here to help! It’s not just you! It can happen to anyone. Fortunately, with some very easy suggestions, you can get back into a much better routine that you’ll be happy to follow through on every single day!
#1: Tell Us You’re Tired Of The (Same Old) Routine
First, remember that there’s no reason to hide your feelings about your dental hygiene experience. Instead, it can be to your benefit to let us know how you’re feeling when we see you. So, instead of telling us that everything is perfectly fine, when you’re in for your dental checkups and cleanings with us, mention that you’re having trouble with your brushing because you’re feeling indifferent. We can absolutely help you figure out what’s going wrong, as we may even identify issues you didn’t realize were coming into play!
#2: Think Through All Of The Benefits
Now, we encourage you to think through all of the benefits associated with your decision to brush and floss every single day. Remember that choosing not to brush at all or choosing only to brush occasionally can have significant consequences that impact your oral health. Sometimes, remembering why it’s so important to brush is all you need. For instance, when you brush twice a day, you avoid problems like bad breath, cavities, gingivitis, and in the bigger picture, you help prevent tooth loss!
#3: Make It More About Having Fun With Flavors!
It’s very possible that you’re just feeling a little bit bored or that you’re not really liking the stuff you’re using. One very easy thing to do is ask yourself how you feel about the products you use to protect your oral health. For instance, how are the flavors? Do you like the flavor of your toothpaste? If the answer is no or you don’t care either way, try out new flavors to find something you actually find yourself excited to use! It can have a huge impact. Need suggestions? Just ask!
Make Dental Hygiene Something You Enjoy
Take time to sit down with our team during a dental checkup and cleaning, as you let us know you need some guidance for your dental hygiene! Remember that we are here to help you feel wonderful about smile care! To learn more, call our family dental office in Upton, MA, today at 508-529-4591. We proudly welcome patients from all surrounding communities.