When your oral hygiene routine becomes routine, it can become a problem. Most people think that having a routine is good, and when it comes to dental care, some routine is good.
However, too much routine means that you may be missing things repeatedly and not even noticing. You want the routine of brushing two times a day, flossing before bed, and seeing your dentist every six months, but that’s as far as you want the routine to go.
Changing Things Up Gives You a Better Clean
When you change up your routine, you naturally pay more attention. If you use the same instruments, the same materials, and the same motions each time you brush, you could miss parts of your teeth and they could begin to decay. By changing up one small part of that mix, you are going to notice the clean more and change up how you brush.
Flipping to a new flavor of toothpaste can be just enough of a change to get you to notice things you may not have noticed before. Typically, when you run your tongue around your mouth after trying a new kind of toothpaste, you then notice areas that you may not have brushed as well. This can help you pinpoint anywhere in your mouth that was being neglected, or simply not reached as well as it could have been.
Don’t be afraid to change things up in your oral routine. In fact, your dentist would probably like it if you did now and again. Give a new flavor of toothpaste, or even a new flavor of mouthwash a try. It can change how you look at your mouth, and change how well you brush your teeth between dental visits. Plus, there are some great flavors available if you look around!
Please contact our office if you have any questions about your oral hygiene.