When it’s bedtime, you know that you should be brushing and possibly flossing, if you have not already taken care of your dental hygiene for the evening. While this is knowledge you carry with you, that doesn’t exactly mean you’re following through on the suggested nightly routine before you get cozy and ready to go to sleep. Then again, you may think you’re following through with recommended care but you may be making choices along the way that are sabotaging your efforts! Let us help you become familiar with some possible oops moments and what you should do to make bedtime a beneficial time for your smile.
Don’t Skip Any Essential Steps
After your morning session, plaque has adhered to your smile once more, you’ve eaten foods and drinks, and now you need to remove the remains of your day (by caring for your smile again). Remember to brush at night. Remember to also floss at night if you aren’t doing so during your morning session.
Don’t Wait Too Late
Don’t wait so late that you feel too tired for dental hygiene or you simply feel too tired to complete a thorough job. If you find that you get tired after you watch TV for the evening or otherwise, step into the bathroom for brushing (and flossing) when you’ve still got just a bit of pep in your step. Then go ahead and unwind.
Don’t Eat Or Drink After (Only Water Is Permitted)
Don’t eat after your nightly ritual. Don’t drink anything either. That is, of course, unless you’re just drinking some water. Anything else will undo the protection you’ve provided yourself with your dental hygiene, which means you will have wasted your time!
Protect Your Smile All Day With Our Tips
Get the advice you need from us during your next appointment, so you can be sure you’re taking the proper steps at home to care for your smile. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.