Matthew Vogel, DMD
Do you have a favorite toothpaste flavor? Some people prefer tangy over sweet. Do you like all natural and organic toothpaste? The reality is there are a lot of choices out on the market. It is hard to pick just one flavor, forever. The most traditional flavors are mint, cinnamon and spearmint but now they are considered “classic” flavors. Sticking to the same flavor day in and day out will get boring pretty quick. And if you don’t enjoy the flavor of your toothpaste chances are you won’t brush your teeth as long or even as often and that is not good for your oral health. Consider adding more flavors into your routine.
Switching up your basic oral care routine will also help improve your health. Switching something as simple as your toothpaste flavor could add a new adventure into your regular routine. By switching your oral care habits up a little you trick your mind into thinking it is a brand new experience.
When we do this, we feel more gratifying. If you pick a toothpaste flavor you love then you may even brush your teeth much longer as well as more often. This equals better overall health care, lower dental bills, and a bright white smile. Making small tweaks to your health routine can help you feel better about your choices as well.
We recommend trying a new flavor every couple mounts. Also make sure to bush your teeth at least twice a day. Toothpaste will help remove plaque build up on your teeth and it also removes food particles that stick around long after you eat.
Finding a flavor that you enjoy will help you enjoy brushing your teeth. In fact you may even look forward to brushing your teeth. From your Gresham OR dentist of choice: Gresham Smile Designs