Whether you’ve never had a perfect dental regime or have let things slip in recent years, it’s never too late to start investing in some good habits.
Good dental hygiene is crucial for your overall health, not just oral health, so start today and watch your body repay you.
Here we share 4 reasons it’s not too late to change your oral hygiene habits.
- All you have to do is start slowly – if you haven’t been taking care of your teeth, starting again can be intimidating. Begin by replacing any old toothbrushes as brushes should be changed regularly – around every 3 months. Consider investing in an electric toothbrush for a high level of cleaning and ease of use.
- Come up with a routine that works for you – brushing once a day is better than not brushing at all. You may find that it’s hard at first, for whatever reason, but come up with a routine that includes brushing (2x per day preferred) and flossing (1x per day before bed is fine). Make this part of your regular routine and it will soon become automatic.
- Your dentist can help – dental professionals are there to help support you, not judge. It might be intimidating but booking a check-up with your dentist is a great way to get support and come up with a course of action depending on the level of your oral health. Your dentist will provide you with handy tips, treat any issues you might be experiencing and give your teeth and gums a good clean to help you on your way.
- Starting now will prevent further decay – tooth decay and other oral health issues get exponentially worse over time. Even if it looks like you may lose a tooth or two, starting an oral hygiene routine can help save countless other teeth. Again, your dentist will be able to help come up with a plan as long as you visit regularly and be truthful about your oral health concerns.