Too tired to touch a toothbrush. We’ve all been there. At Montz and Maher Dental Group, we are committed to helping patients throughout the Manvel, Pearland, and Alvin neighborhoods 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 ideas for overcoming exhaustion in favor of brushing and flossing late at night to improve oral health in Friendswood.
Improving Oral Health in Friendswood
Idea 1: Drag Your Tongue Along Your 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 thinking about how plaque and tartar form. Within 48 hours they can start the dirty work of eating away at your teeth. Then jump up and give your mouth just 2 minutes of gentle, thorough cleaning.
Idea 2: Scrutinize the Food You Eat
Another convenient and easy 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 taking 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 you falling asleep before you have a chance to brush and you improve your overall oral health in Friendswood.
We know a long day of work can yield a worn out body. Likewise, we know consistent brushing will cut down buildup and help prevent decay and gum disease. And we know that sometimes cavities need filling, chipped teeth need fixing, crooked teeth need straightening, and wisdom teeth need extraction.
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Some smile problems can be prevented and some just can’t. We are happy to help with porcelain veneers, sleep apnea, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, or CEREC dental crowns. Come see our comfortable office in Friendswood and we’ll help with any dental troubles we can. A consultation with our team can open your eyes to the unique possibilities for your remarkable smile. If we each do our part to keep your smile healthy and beautiful, then all of us can sleep easy at night.