The year is almost done. Did you take good care of your teeth this year? If you didn’t, what could you have done differently? This time of year is the perfect opportunity to create New Year’s resolutions for oral hygiene and tooth care. As your dentist in Beaver Dam and Owensboro, KY, we’ve got lots of suggestions.
1. Brush Up On Your Tooth Brushing Technique
Do you brush your teeth properly? If you’ve developed bad habits with your tooth brushing technique, this is the perfect opportunity to re-learn how to brush your teeth.
Talk to your dentist about your tooth brushing technique and get a tutorial on tooth brushing at your next dental examination. Your dentist can show you the best practices for brushing your teeth, and can help you identify anything you might be doing wrong with your nightly brushing routine.
2. See the Dentist Two Times Annually
Did you see your dentist twice this year? Most dental professionals recommend that their patients see the dentist every six months. If you’re not in the habit of seeing the dentist twice annually, make a change. Contact your dentist to make an appointment for a date early in the new year. Then, mark your calendar for six months into the future to remind yourself to make another appointment with your dentist.
3. Replace Your Tooth Brush As Needed
Dental professionals recommend replacing your tooth brush every three months. That means you’ll need to replace your tooth brush every time you go to the dentist for a check-up, and once in between. Buy some extra tooth brushes to keep on hand for the next time you need to replace yours.
Get started with your resolutions today! Make an appointment for a dental exam in Owensboro or Beaver Dam, KY with Dr. Travis Wilson Family Dentistry.