Since you’re an adult and your habits, whether related to smile care or anything else, have long been formed and are often challenging to change, you may wonder to yourself: How can you establish new ones on behalf of your oral health, when you’re so used to the approach you already take? Fortunately, even though it may seem difficult, making the little changes essential to form new modes of protecting your teeth and gums is actually easier than it seems. Consider some helpful advice that our Southlake, TX team is pleased to provide.
Tell Us About Where You’re Going Wrong
If you do the same thing over and over again, you will get the same results! So, if you notice that you’re doing the same wrong thing over and over again in terms of your smile care but you’re not really sure how to change it, our team invites you to talk it over with us! Maybe you brush and floss and come in for your checkups and every time, you have a cavity (even though you were sure you were doing an excellent job!). Remember, most of the time, you just need a little bit of new information and a fresh perspective and you can quickly get on track with optimal oral health habits!
Get Real About Cutting Corners
It’s easy to remain in denial when what you want is to keep your routine just as it is. However, when your priority shifts from maintaining your usual habits to changing them to protect your oral health, it’s time to get real! Ask yourself: Are you cutting corners when it comes to your smile care in any way? Maybe you only brush for one minute instead of two most of the time. Maybe you only floss occasionally. Whatever the case, realize that unless you follow through with absolute, thorough dental care on a daily basis, you aren’t going to see the stellar results you want. So, write a list, check off the tasks either physically or mentally every day, and soon you’ll find that your newly established habits are happening on autopilot!
Consider The Bigger Picture
Start thinking about the entirety of your smile care experience and then attribute your efforts to the smile you can enjoy now and also the oral health you can look forward to way, way down the line! You’ll quickly realize that following through every day with your dental hygiene and setting up professional visits with us will guide you toward lifelong oral health. So, ask yourself what’s missing, get caught up, and then remain caught up with care. It’s that easy!
Improve Your Habits With Our Help
Set up a dental checkup with us when you have questions about how to improve the smile care that you provide yourself at home! Tell us what you need help with and we will offer you all the guidance you require! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake and surrounding areas.