Tip #5 Make Oral Care Fun
When you dread an activity, you tend to put it off or avoid it altogether. So, find a way to add some fun into your oral care routine. Here are some ideas to start:
- Find the right tools. Spend time searching for the right toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss or interdental cleaner. Many effective options exist, so keep looking for the right color, shape, or flavor to suit your personal preferences.
- Track your progress. A reward system isn't just for children. If you're struggling to find motivation, give yourself a gold star for every time you brush or floss your teeth, then redeem a full week of stars for a simple treat.
- Pair with another (more fun) activity. Incentivize regular brushing by pairing it with an activity that you enjoy. For example, you can brush while listening to your favorite song or watching your favorite show.
Investing time and care into your oral health can provide lasting benefits. Follow these five tips to help keep your teeth and gums healthy and working as long as possible.