You may be someone who occasionally wakes up in the morning with the sudden realization that you forgot to brush your teeth the night before. Or, you might be the type of individual who remembered to brush and floss but who discovered there was no more toothpaste or dental floss. Whatever your particular brand of forgetfulness, skipping even a single dental hygiene session can lead to problems like cavity formation. Lucky for you, we have some helpful tips to keep this from happening.
Tip #1: Set Daily Alarms
Just like you set an alarm to wake up in the morning, you may want to go ahead and set alarm reminders for you to brush and floss your smile. If dental hygiene is truly becoming something you completely overlook, this will help immensely. If you continue setting the alarms for the same two times every day, the experience will eventually become habit.
Tip #2: Stock Up!
Your good intentions are certainly admirable when it comes to walking into the bathroom twice a day to brush (and to brush and floss). However, if you cannot complete your dental hygiene due to a lack of products, your intentions are good but do nothing for the health of your smile. If this has ever happened to you, it’s an easy one to solve. Stop buying one item at a time at the store. Instead, buy double (or more), so you have a replacement for each item that you use. When the toothpaste runs out, you leave your toothbrush at work, or your floss is all gone, you can reach for more.