Good Habits To Pick Up For Smile Health!

Yes, you got that right: Today, our Virginia Beach, VA team isn’t talking with you about habits to give up for your oral health. Instead, we are covering a handful of little habits that you may think about picking up or feeling good about because they protect or help your smile in some way! As always, remember to consider whether the particulars are good for your unique grin. With that said, let’s get started and, of course, if you have any questions at all, feel free to give us a call!

Chewing Sugarless Gum

Did you grow up under the impression that indulging in gum is bad no matter what? Here’s the long and the short of it: If you chew sugarless gum it can do great things for your oral health because it is a quick, safe way to cleanse your grin. However, the side note is: If you suffer from bruxism or TMJ disorder, you may want to avoid extra chewing. See? Easy.

Trying New Toothpastes, Brushes, And More

You may have been told at some point in your life that you have a shopping habit. When it comes to big things like furniture, clothes, and more, well, it can become expensive and too much! However, if you just happen to give into the minor, usually affordable indulgence of trying out new oral health care products, then we think you should go right ahead and enjoy! When you try out new things, you are always working your way toward dental hygiene that you really like practicing and that is just as effective as possible for your smile. It’s a nice habit to have (assuming you’re not overspending or hoarding new products!).


If you really love to stockpile those brushes and dental floss or if you happen to be buying for a family, then couponing can be quite lovely. Whether you really want to get into the habit of couponing or you think that purchasing a membership to a wholesaler where you can buy in bulk may be best, it might cut back on your costs! Then, whenever someone needs a new toothbrush, one of your kids accidentally drops his or her brush into the toilet, or you run out of toothpaste when you didn’t even realize you were low, there’s no problem (and you’re not upset about the extra costs associated with everyone’s oral health!).

Consider Helpful Smile Habits

When you think about the smile habits you should kick, we wonder if you have ever considered those that are actually beneficial. If not, take some to heart and ask about your own habits during your next checkup! Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.