Too tired to touch a toothbrush? We’ve all been there. In this blog post from Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we offer two smart ideas for overcoming exhaustion in favor of brushing and flossing late at night.
Idea #1 Drag Tongue Along Teeth
After a long thankless day as you are lying there in bed and realize you forgot to brush, drag your tongue over your teeth a few times while mentally reviewing how plaque forms. Within 48 hours it can start eating away at the teeth. Then jump up and give your mouth just 2 minutes of gentle, thorough cleaning. It’s that uncomplicated.
Idea #2 Scrutinize the Food You Eat
Another convenient and simple approach is to pay attention to what’s going into your mouth throughout the day. The higher the sugar content the sooner the teeth will need a brushing to avoid harm. Swish with water after coffee, tea or soda if brushing isn’t going to happen soon. Chewing sticky candy leaves debris all over in the mouth as does bread and crackers. Keep this in mind and commit to take care of the particles as soon as possible.
At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati we are committed to helping patients maintain good dental health. It all begins with daily brushing and flossing! Our services include family and restorative dentistry. Our patients also come from Blue Ash, Loveland, and Montgomery OH. Call us to schedule your next checkup today!
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