For some, there’s not a lot of struggling when it comes to getting through dental hygiene. You know that you need to do it, you do it, you might either love it or feel neutral about it, and you go on about your day. For others, it’s one of those thorns-in-your-side types of details that you realize is essential but somehow, you overlook it anyway! Today, our Virginia Beach, VA team offers up helpful tips that are extremely simple to follow and that are geared primarily for individuals who don’t necessarily have anything against smile care but who honestly forget!
Put It All Where You Can See It
We remind patients that instead of placing dental hygiene products “away” after use, you may wish to find a way to leave them in plain sight. The result? You’ll see them and it will trigger your memory! Simple.
Leave Yourself Serious Reminders
If you’re serious about not wanting tooth decay and then having to come in for dental fillings, then you can most definitely get serious with leaving yourself reminders. It’s all about figuring out a system that will actually work for you. For instance, for some, the best thing to do is to leave a big message on a piece of paper taped to the bathroom mirror. For others, it’s a reminder that pops up in your phone in the morning as you’re getting ready for your day (and in the evening after dinner). Think about creative ways to leave yourself notes or other means of reminders and follow through. Eventually, you won’t need the reminder for dental hygiene anymore and you’ll just make it part of your routine.
Set A Goal And Offer Yourself A Reward
Your goal, of course, is keeping your smile clean and healthy at home through dental hygiene. However, we’re talking about a bigger goal that you can set in order to get into the habit of brushing and flossing (as well as a reward that you can work toward). As you realize, this can be anything you want! However, consider a suggestion. Maybe you decide that your goal is to brush twice daily and floss once daily as suggested for one complete month. Then, once you’ve succeeded, you bring yourself to the store to purchase something special you’ve had your eye on. See what we mean? Incentives frequently offer the push patients need.
Improve Dental Hygiene Habits
Having some trouble getting on the correct path with your dental hygiene habits, simply because you tend to forget? No problem. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach and all surrounding communities.