Improving your oral hygiene doesn’t have to take a lot of time. In fact, you can establish a new habit to benefit your oral health in 10 seconds. I’m Dr. Lynn R. Blaisdell with Blaisdell Family Dentistry, writing to offer my patients 6 uncomplicated ways to add important dental care to each day in 60 seconds or less.
Find a good place for your toothbrush.
Look around. In 10 seconds you can probably find 5 places to set your toothbrush that will allow air drying and can slow the growth of microorganisms that a closed, moist environment would encourage.
Leave the floss on the counter.
If you want to build consistency, you’ll need a plan. Deliberately setting out the floss will give you more commitment to use it. And if you see it you’ll remember that commitment.
If you’re in 20 seconds already, might as well grab the fluoride rinse and rinse away food particles after flossing and freshen your breath at the same time. 10 seconds is the minimum but it will do the trick if the alternative was no time spent swishing.
Smile in the mirror.
Check out those chompers. Examine for 10 full seconds. Inspect gums for bleeding or tenderness, missed food particles and staining or other concerns.
Have a water chaser with dark beverages.
Rinse your mouth with a sip of water when drinking cola, tea, or coffee throughout the day. Less than 10 seconds and a habit that will lessen discoloration.
Call Blaisdell Family Dentistry.
10 digits, 10 seconds, a short conversation and you can secure yourself a consultation with me and my friendly staff. Call 208-377-9696 so we can examine your teeth for more than your initial 10 seconds and help you to have the smile you can be proud of.
For families throughout Boise, cosmetic dentistry–teeth whitening, crowns, chipped teeth and even braces–all have their place in improving a smile. Why not let us improve yours?
We can answer questions about the cost of cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, or sedation dentistry. Trusted since 1981 to promote healthy smiles and educated hygiene, we will take care of all your needs including: teeth whitening, family dentistry, porcelain veneers, dentures, prepless veneers and everything in between.