Don’t Let Good Oral Hygiene Habits Go Into Hibernation
After a busy holiday season and time off from a regular schedule, it can be easy to let habits slip. From bedtimes to diet, it is not surprising that dental care and oral hygiene can also fall into an irregular rhythm towards the end of the year. Don’t let the irregularity or changes steer you off course or become a regular habit as time passes. Getting back on track as soon as possible is crucial for your oral health. Your brain may be in vacation mode, but your teeth won’t know the difference – and the irregular holiday diet usually works against teeth!
If you want to get back on track with your dental care, start today and schedule thorough teeth cleaning appointment in Scarborough. The dental professionals at Sheridan Cyrus Dentistry are accepting new patients and can provide tips, tricks, and recommendations that can make your dental hygiene routine as effective and easy as possible. Contact us for thorough care and candid advice while you enjoy personalized services.
Why Regular Dental Care is Crucial – and How to Keep It Up
You may already know why a consistent and thorough oral hygiene routine is important at home and with professional assistance, but a reminder never hurts! Here are a few of the reasons it is important to keep up your good habits to maintain your smile, plus some of our favourite tips to make the routine easier:
- Plaque and Damage: Sugars, particles, and debris from food and beverages can make your teeth vulnerable to damage and decay. You would not let sweat, dirt, and dust build up on your skin or face throughout the week (or day) so take that same approach with your teeth. The effects may be less obvious and immediate, but you will notice them in the future when expensive and extensive dental work is required or other health problems develop.
- Social Life: If the health concerns and costs associated with poor dental care aren’t enough to convince you of the importance of good oral hygiene, consider the social repercussions. People with a healthy smile are less likely to have bad breath. Your smile will not only feel better and function properly, it will also look better with regular attention to dental care. Whiter, brighter, and healthier teeth will be on display when you share your smile with the world. People will be able to focus on your personality and positive energy instead of being distracted by unhealthy or damaged teeth.
- Replace Your Toothbrush: Your toothbrush may not show signs of wear like other items you use daily, so it can be difficult to remember when to have it replaced. It is good practice to replace yours every 3 to 4 months, so make a note in your calendar or store a few extra brushes in your drawer at the beginning of the year to make it easy.
- Floss the Right Way: A lot of people seem to think that flossing is a nice, optional suggestion but it is a necessary and important part of your regular dental hygiene routine. The extra few moments it takes to floss your teeth can take some getting used to, but the minimal time and cost associated with the practice can make a huge impact on your overall dental health. Most of the plaque and bacteria that leads to severe damage can end up trapped between teeth and near the gum line, where the toothbrush is of little use. Use flavoured floss, start in the evenings, and enjoy the feeling of a truly clean, healthier mouth.
Sheridan Cyrus Dentistry offers a wide range of dental health services for patients of all ages. Visit us for dental cleanings and comprehensive care at our dental clinic in Scarborough. We are here to help you kick start your oral health habits.
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