Too tired to touch a toothbrush? We’ve all been there. At The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA we have two quick ideas to overcome your exhaustion and pick up your toothbrush.
Idea #1 Drag Tongue Along Teeth
As you lie there in bed after a long hard day and realize you forgot to brush, drag your tongue over your teeth a few times. As you do, visualize plaque: that filmy stuff on the teeth and gum-line. It’s loaded with the bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. Then jump up and give your mouth just two minutes of gentle, thorough cleaning.
Idea #2 Scrutinize the Food You Eat
Another convenient and uncomplicated 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.
Remember that brushing your teeth is an important part of any daily dental health routine. We recommend brushing twice a day, and with a soft-bristled toothbrush. We strongly recommend flossing, too.
Be sure to get all over your teeth: the front and the sides, inside and out, and the tops. Use a pea-sized blob of fluoridated toothpaste – or more than pea-sized, if you’d like. Too much toothpaste is no big deal, but be sure to use enough!
At The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA, we want the best possible dental health for all of our patients. People from Northern Virgina, Fairfax, and Prince William County come to our practice for family and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!