Brushing your teeth on a regular basis is one of the best things you can do for your smile, and at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, it’s something we stress to our patients all the time.
For some people, brushing is just one thing too many in a busy day. We want to help anyone who feels that way to establish a new, good habit. If you can make brushing your teeth a habit, you’ll be one step closer to a life of successful checkups.
Keep It Simple
One of the best ways to create a habit is to keep the requirements simple. Brushing teeth is already a simple task, but we can focus on the simplicity to help it stick as a habit.
Choose two or three regular times to brush your teeth. Set a timer if you have to, but it’s best to create a habit around other regular activities. “First thing in the morning” or “after breakfast” are good times. After dinner or just before getting into bed are also good times.
Regardless of when you choose, make sure it is a daily activity, and that it is tied to another routine or habit as a reminder. In this way you are actually appending an existing habit or routine, and that makes it easier.
If you can stick with it for two weeks, you’ll be well on your way to creating a new good habit. If you can hold on for 30 days, you’ll imprint your new habit as a reflexive routine. You may never have to think about it again!
At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas we want all our patients to have the best dental health possible. Brush and floss daily, and see us for regualr checkups. Services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!