Most of us have relaxed our daily routines quite a bit during these stressful days and trying times. Whether it means wearing sweatpants all week, eating more snacks, watching more Netflix than usual, or brushing your teeth less, chances are, we’ve all let a few things slip. While shampooing your hair less often might not present a problem, your dental health is at stake when you skip brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. Take a look at our family dental care’s tips below to reduce the chance of a dental cavity.

Invest in an electric toothbrush

It’s easy to feel a bit lazier now that everyone is cooped up at home. Don’t let your brushing technique become lazy too! Electric toothbrushes are an easy way to make sure you’re hitting those hard to reach spots in between your teeth. Many of them even have a timer that lets you know how long you need to be brushing for. The best part? They’re not hard to find. Many stores that are open still, such as grocery stores, carry a variety of electric toothbrushes. Don’t want to risk going outside much? Many of the large online retailers also carry a vast selection of electric toothbrushes that can be shipped right to your door. Our Loveland Family Dental Center absolutely recommends an electric toothbrush over a standard brush.

Build or maintain great flossing habits

Flossing can be a struggle for many of us, but right now, with less or zero commute times, this is a superb opportunity to level-up your flossing game! By meticulously flossing between each tooth, you’ll be able to reduce the chances significantly you’ll develop a dental cavity. You’ll also be improving your overall gum health. Did you know maintaining great dental health and gum health is key to avoiding serious conditions such as heart disease and diabetes? Do yourself a favor and order a pack of floss online today! Your mouth and your Loveland dentist will thank you for building great flossing habits. 

A lot of things may be up in the air right now, and it can be confusing, but we can all agree that maintaining your physical, mental, and oral health is extremely important right now. Your family care dental practice here at Rocky Mountain Smiles wants to change your quarantine to quaranclean (teeth). When the quarantine lessens, Rocky Mountain Smiles stands ready to make sure your dental health is in tip-top shape! Feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have.