When your hands aren’t feeling so wonderful, tasks that you usually don’t give a second thought to can suddenly become burdensome. When this includes self care, such as your smile care at home with brushing and flossing, the stakes are quite high! If you follow through with uncomfortable dental hygiene, your hands will hurt but you’ll get your smile clean. If you give your hands a break, your oral health might suffer. What to do? Fortunately, we can assist you.
Take Time To See Us
First, we remind patients that we know quite a lot about accommodating our patients when complications arise. If you’re not really sure where to begin or you think that some expert advice might be all you need, then we welcome you to come in for a visit. We can help you pinpoint the underlying problems that are making your smile care at home challenging, while offering a long list of potential solutions.
Take Time To Swap Out Products
You may need to switch up the products you are using in an effort to give your muscles, joints, and more a break. Do your best to ask yourself which aspect of your smile care at home is causing you the most discomfort. Remember, it may be moving your hand back and forth, it could be trying to grip and guide dental floss, etc. As a result, some of the first things to consider may include the following:
- Use an electric model brush instead, which eliminates your need to make your own brush strokes
- Find a toothbrush that has a much wider handle (or find a grip accessory that increases the volume of the handle area and offers a softer squeeze)
- Choose a floss aid that holds your dental floss taut for you, so you can let your muscles rest
Ask For Smile Care Help When You Need It
Don’t ever be too shy or embarrassed to ask for help with getting through your dental care at home, whether you need product or technique suggestions. 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.