As you know, dental hygiene is absolutely essential for protecting your oral health. Unfortunately, if you find yourself repulsed by it, you’re in a bit of a sticky situation! You need to do it, so what to do? No worries. We have some very helpful suggestions for common reasons patients feel negatively toward brushing and flossing.
Reasons and Solutions
Reason: There’s something about your dental hygiene products that you cannot stand.
Solution: Take a moment to make your way through your entire collection of products. Think about each one and ask yourself if you like it or if there’s something that bothers you. Take a look at your toothbrush: Does it fit, does it gag you, is it comfortable? Now, your toothpaste: Do you like the flavor and the texture or not? Now, your dental floss: Is the flavor okay and is it comfortable to floss with? Replace any or all products that you dislike with a new option.
Reason: You’re pregnant and nothing smells or tastes right.
Solution: First, recognize that this is completely normal! Remember, though, that your dental hygiene is of the utmost importance right now because your gums are more vulnerable to inflammation as a result of the change in your hormones. We generally suggest that you look for some very mildly flavored alternatives to your toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash, so you can get through brushing and flossing without over-circuiting your senses.
Reason: Your efforts aren’t working.
Solution: Don’t spend another moment feeling resentful about dental hygiene! Instead, come in for a visit. We will help you troubleshoot, so you can make the necessary changes for effective home care.
Don’t Despise Dental Hygiene
Talking with us about how to make your home care enjoyable can yield surprisingly wonderful results, since it often takes just a tip or two to make hygiene something that makes you smile. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.