Too tired to touch a toothbrush? We’ve all been there before. Jefferson City Dental Care is committed to helping patients throughout the Russellville area to maintain balanced hygiene and to correct imperfections that can lead to inhibited confidence and self-assurance.
On our blog today, we are offering two fabulously bright ideas for overcoming exhaustion and improving oral health in Russellville MO.
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 manageable.
Idea 2: Scrutinize the Food You Eat
Another convenient and simple approach is to pay attention to the food that’s going into your mouth throughout the day. The higher the sugar content, the sooner your 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 taking care of your teeth 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 causing damage to your smile later on. When you’re yawning and starting to fall asleep, you have to choose between settling into bed or spending 2 minutes cleaning your teeth.
Practicing Good Oral Health in Russellville MO
We know a long day of work or play can yield a worn-out body. Likewise, we know consistent brushing will reduce buildup and help prevent decay and gum disease. And we know that sometimes cavities need filling, a chipped tooth needs fixing, crooked teeth need straightening, and wisdom teeth need extracting.
Some smile problems can be prevented and some just can’t. We are happy to help with prepless veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, dental crowns, or porcelain veneers. Come see our comfortable office and we’ll help you with dental troubles and any questions you may have about oral health in Russellville MO. If we each do our part to keep your smile healthy and beautiful, then all of us can sleep at night.
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