When you aren’t too thrilled with dental hygiene, we know that the easiest thing to do is to give into your immediate emotions, announce to yourself that you don’t really enjoy it, and start to avoid it. However, our Overland Park, KS team reminds you that the best thing you can do instead is to realize that you are probably okay with the majority of this aspect of preventive care. In reality, there may be a few things you like least about it, which is what’s essentially “poisoning the well,” so to speak. By addressing those details that are making you find brushing and flossing to be a terrible chore, you can quickly turn things around for the better!
It Doesn’t Feel Very Good
There are two things to consider if your dental hygiene doesn’t feel good (or, neutral, at the very least). First, you need to consider that you may be practicing your brushing and flossing exactly as we have suggested for effective preventive care…but that something is wrong with your oral health. Maybe you have gingivitis. Perhaps you have a cavity. By coming in for a visit, so we may look at your smile and determine the issue, we can address it with treatment. The result? Your care will feel good again.
The second thing to consider is that you might not be practicing your dental hygiene just as you should. Maybe you’re pressing too hard, you’re rushing, you’re focusing too much on one particular area, or you’re doing something else that’s a bit off track. Guess what? Again, unless you can review the basics and figure out the problem, it’s time to come see us, so we may redirect you!
You’re Not Sure About Much
You may know that you should brush and that you should floss. You even know that you should brush twice daily and that every session needs to be about two minutes. You know that you only need to floss one time every day! However, as far as actually going through the motions and feeling like you’re doing things correctly to prevent a need for restorative care, well, you feel out of your element. Come in. Let us show you how to do everything you need to do! We welcome the opportunity!
It’s The Products
We will say this over and over: When you dislike a dental hygiene product for any reason, use a different one. Try them until you discover what you truly enjoy, so you don’t bail on hygiene due to this simple and fixable issue!
We Can Help You Enjoy Dental Hygiene
Take time to review your dental hygiene experience with our team during a dental checkup if you are having problems with it. Remember that we can help you identify issues, so you can get on track and enjoy your care. To learn more, schedule your consultation by calling Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, today at 913-381-2600.