Guess what? There’s not just one suggestion out there that will help you feel much better about your daily dental hygiene experience. While you may not feel very hopeful at the current moment, our Austin, MN team is happy to report that there are actually lots and lots of things you can do in order to make your daily brushing and flossing something that doesn’t send you running, screaming in the other direction but instead, something you actually (gasp!) like doing! Stroll through five steps and you’ll begin to see the promise of happiness on the horizon!
Step 1: Check In On Your Products
First, check in on the products you have been using. For some, beginning with this step is more than enough to make dental hygiene a nice experience again. We always remind patients that if they don’t like what they’re using, then they aren’t going to enjoy the experience. So, ask yourself: Do you find the size, flavor, and feel of the products you use to be pleasing? When you use what you enjoy, you enjoy what you use!
Step 2: Check In On Your Technique
Now, take a moment to reflect on the way you brush and floss. Do you think that you’ve mastered your ability to make it through dental hygiene with success? Or, do you think that you could probably benefit from seeing us for a dental checkup and asking for a review of the correct approach to home dental care? If it’s the latter, ask us for help!
Step 3: Check In On How You’re Feeling
How do you actually feel about dental hygiene? Do you feel like you don’t ever have enough time to complete it? Do you feel like you don’t want to do it because it hurts? Consider the emotions tied in, so you can address anything that might need fixing. Ask yourself whether you need to carve out more time that’s dedicated to your smile care, whether you need to see us for a visit to discuss pain when brushing, whether you need to be gentler, etc. It will offer you great help!
Step 4: Ask For Help
Need product or technique suggestions? As mentioned, we are here for you! Let us know you could use some guidance and we will offer you all the information you need.
Step 5: Make Changes!
Last but certainly not least, consider the knowledge you have gained, make changes, and you will find that dental hygiene is more enjoyable than you thought possible!
Make Dental Hygiene Enjoyable
If you are currently unhappy with your dental hygiene and you wish you enjoyed it because it’s something you have to practice every day, come in! We would be more than happy to help you feel good about smile care. Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.