Every night, you should be including dental hygiene as part of your preparing for bed routine. You already know this, of course, but are you certain about whether there’s a best approach or if it’s a bit of a free-for-all? If you’re relying on the second option, we strongly encourage you to rethink the benefits of a routine (and more). Get acquainted with some of our suggestions for best practices (and see if you’re already on board) with our getting-ready-for-bed quiz!
Quiz Questions: True or False?
- True or False: Whether for yourself or your little ones, it’s best to find a routine when it comes to brushing and flossing at night. Consistent, scheduled dental hygiene means it becomes habit.
- True or False: We encourage you to remember that after you brush your teeth at night, you shouldn’t eat or drink anything else before getting into bed. That is, unless it’s just water.
- True or False: Remember that if your brushing sessions tend to leave you restless once you get into bed, it might be the bright lights of your bathroom (which trick your brain into thinking it’s daytime).
- True. It’s difficult to forget your dental hygiene when it’s something you do at the same time each night. It’s also less likely to upset or surprise children, when this is something they can expect consistently on a daily basis.
- True. Once your smile is clean, eating or drinking can backfire, undoing the preventive work you’ve already completed to avoid decay, gingivitis, and more.
- True. Especially if you’ve dozed off before your session (or the house is dark) and then you walk into the bathroom, this can confuse your brain. Use a nightlight or very dim light to see if your issue improves.
Consider Our Advice For Your Best Home Care
Remember that your efforts in dental care at home are often reliant on simple advice, such as how to best brush, floss, and keep up with those habits. Set up an appointment in Grand Prairie, TX by contacting your dentist at Pecan Tree Dental to schedule a visit at (972) 262-5111.