We know that though there are some particular guidelines we present our patients for optimal oral health, it doesn’t mean everyone is going to do things just the same. However, from your side of things, you may occasionally worry that we have specific expectations. Here’s what our Silver City, NM team would love for you to keep in mind: As long as you are doing what it takes to maintain a clean smile through brushing, flossing, and visits with us (and your efforts are proving to be successful), you’re free to practice your care as you wish! Let’s review some things you may worry are weird, so you can feel much better about the good job you’re doing.

A Very Methodical Approach

Of course, anyone who brushes and flosses takes a somewhat methodical approach to smile care. However, if you find that you have a very detailed and particular way of practicing your brushing, flossing, and any other area of oral health protection, we remind you: This is wonderful! It’s all about what works for you. Maybe you do things in a specific order, perhaps you always set up your dental visits with us during the same weeks of the same months. Whatever the case, if consistency and a tightly tailored routine work for you, then keep it up! It’s not strange at all!

Taking A Closer Look

Do you look closely at your smile in the mirror? Do you find that keeping a close eye on your smile after you brush and floss makes you feel more confident about a job well done with your oral health protection? If so, remember that it is natural for humans to be investigative and inquisitive. So, if you feel compelled to tell us about a change (perhaps you saw something different the last time you looked at your tongue in the mirror), remember: It’s not weird. It’s a good thing! Unless you’re aware of your smile, it makes it difficult for you to clearly communicate with us about how things are going. Details are appreciated!

Keeping Dental Hygiene Products With You

Maybe you really dislike the idea of ending up with a cavity. Perhaps you keep a travel (or full size!) toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss with you at all times. This is more common than you might think. If you’re serious about your oral health, then good for you!

Enjoy Smile Care That Works For You

Remember that you are always more than welcome to run your smile care approach by our team if you have any questions. Keep in mind that as long as you’re following our guidelines, you’re probably on track! To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.