Are your teeth healthy? If not, the start of the new year is the perfect opportunity to improve your dental hygiene. By resolving to change your daily habits and by improving the tools that you use to keep your teeth clean, you can make your teeth healthier in the coming year. It’s also important to work with your dentist in Brookeland, TX. Below are three ways that we suggest improving your dental hygiene in the new year.
1. Switch to An Electric Toothbrush
Brushing your teeth with a manual toothbrush is an effective way to get your teeth clean, but not as effective as using an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes are excellent for controlling plaque and tartar buildup.
Electric toothbrushes also come with a range of features that manual tooth brushes do not. For example, electric toothbrushes come with a timer that will indicate when you’ve been brushing your teeth for long enough. Some tooth brushes will pulsate after two minutes, others may shut off.
To find the toothbrush that features that will benefit you, shop around. You can also ask your dentist to recommend a toothbrush.
2. Maximize the Benefit from Your Dental Insurance
Your dental insurance probably pays for twice per year dental cleanings and a range of other preventative procedures. Find out what your dental insurance will pay for, and then use those benefits whenever appropriate. To ensure that you’re getting the maximum benefit of your dental insurance, make the first cleaning appointment with the dentist as soon as possible.
3. Get a Tutorial on How to Brush Your Teeth
When you come in for your teeth cleaning in Brookeland, TX, talk to your dentist about your tooth brushing and flossing method. Your dentist can give you a tutorial to show you best practices on how to brush your teeth and how to floss effectively. Start using the method your dentist shows you as soon as possible to solidify the technique in your memory.
Want to know what else you can do to improve your dental hygiene this year? Talk to your dentist at Rayburn General Dentistry. We’ll be happy to help.