Everyone wants a smile filled with flawless, gleaming teeth – but unfortunately, the reality is we don’t all have the time to make sure our teeth get the very best of care each day.
If you’re guilty of skimping on your dental hygiene routine, you might be relieved to know that there are a few efficient and time-saving steps that can still help you look after your teeth.
These tips for a low maintenance dental routine are perfect whether you’re time-poor and always on the go or just in need of some extra motivation!
Opt for electric alternatives
Everyone should be brushing their teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once per day. If you tend to do a lacklustre job at brushing those pearly whites with an ordinary manual toothbrush, you might want to consider swapping it out for an electric version instead.
When you’re not concentrating fully on your brushing routine, using a manual toothbrush means you may miss vital spots where a little more elbow grease is required to budge stubborn residues.
An electric toothbrush takes the hard work out of cleaning for you, whirring away to get into those crevices and gaps to dislodge food particles and bacteria. As it’s more powerful, it’s a great way to ensure your teeth get cleaned thoroughly even when you’re not quite feeling up to the task.
Take it with you
If you often find yourself running out of the house with no time to spare, you can shave a few minutes off your morning routine with some simple planning.
Keep a few floss picks and a small bottle of mouth rinse in your bag, car or desk so you can clean your teeth whenever you get a spare moment throughout the day.
Of course, if something more complex than cleaning is needed, seeing a cosmetic dentist can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.