Too tired to touch a toothbrush. We’ve all been there. At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham, we are committed to helping patients maintain good dental hygiene and to correcting imperfections that can lead to inhibited confidence and self-assurance.
On our blog today we are offering two fabulously wise ideas for overcoming exhaustion in favor of brushing and flossing late at night.
Idea #1 Drag Tongue Along Teeth
After a long thankless day as you are lying there in bed and realize you forgot to brush, drag your tongue over your teeth a few times while mentally reviewing how plaque and tartar form. Within 48 hours they can start the dirty work of eating away at the teeth. Then jump up and give your mouth just 2 minutes of gentle, thorough cleaning. It’s that uncomplicated.
Idea #2 Scrutinize the Food You Eat
Another convenient and straightforward approach is to pay attention to what’s going into your mouth throughout the day. The higher the sugar content the sooner the teeth will need a brushing to avoid harm. Swish with water after coffee, tea or soda if brushing isn’t going to happen soon. Chewing sticky candy leaves debris all over in the mouth as does bread and crackers. Keep this in mind and commit to take care of the particles as soon as possible.
Shredded meat can remain lodged between teeth for days if you don’t pull it out with floss. Plan to floss or brush after eating if possible. With each particular type of food, learn to assess the effect it could have on your smile. Make the decision to brush before you are tired. By simply visualizing and committing, you reduce the likelihood of hemming and hawing later when you’re yawning and fading and have to choose between settling into bed and spending 2 minutes cleaning your teeth.
At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham, we know a long day of work or play can mean a worn out body. Likewise, we know regular brushing and flossing is the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums. We offer cosmetic dentistry services that improve smiles, and specialties like headache relief. Call for an appointment today!
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