When dental care is important to you, you know that brushing your teeth is one of the most important things you can do for them! But it can also feel like a chore. Let’s talk about 5 ways to make brushing fun. Keeping up with good habits doesn’t have to be boring!
1. Try a New Toothpaste
One of the easiest ways to make brushing fun is to try out a new toothpaste. There are countless varieties available to meet nearly every dental need, from sensitive teeth to whitening to tartar control. While you’re at it, why not try a new flavor, too!
2. Set a Timer
Dentists recommend brushing your teeth for 2 minutes each session to encourage thoroughness. It can help to set a timer or play a favorite song that lasts about 2 minutes. As you brush, imagine your mouth as divided into sections: top, bottom, left, right. Make sure to give each section equal attention!
3. Track Your Habits
Tracking your habits can help with motivation for practicing good dental care. Few things are more satisfying than when you can look back and see an unbroken streak of maintaining good habits.
4. Use a New Toothbrush
If it’s been more than three months since you replaced your toothbrush, it’s time for a new one to ensure optimum effectiveness! When you replace it, consider trying an electric toothbrush. With added features like built-in timers, pressure sensors, and the capability to link with smartphone apps to track your brushing habits and technique in real time, it’s no wonder this is one of the most popular ways to make brushing fun.
5. Make a Travel Kit
Whether you’re headed to work, for a day-trip to the coast, or on an extended vacation, putting together a small travel kit with a travel-sized toothbrush, floss, and bottle of mouthwash can help make it easier and more fun for you to maintain your dental care routine regardless of where you are!
Call our Taos Dental Office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.