- September 17, 2014
The secret to a healthy dental routine is having a routine that works for you and your schedule. Trying to create time that doesn’t exist is next to impossible, but finding time during the day that you can dedicate to your oral health care is very important. Not only is it important for you, but it is also important for your kids so that they, too, learn how to prioritize dental care in their schedules.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends flossing and brushing at least twice a day. You should brush for a minimum of two minutes at each brushing session, and flossing should take two-three minutes per session as well. You’re looking at about five minutes of dental care twice a day. So how do you fit that time comfortably into your schedule? We all have our own strategies.
Making the Time
What works for your family might not work for another because of schedule differences. The hardest part is probably helping kids fit that time in when they are rushing around trying to get ready for school or when you are rushing to try to get them in bed after homework and everything else is complete. It might be helpful to set a timer for the family to spend ample time caring for teeth. Waking your child up five minutes earlier is easier said than done, but could be a game changer in regards to having time to care for teeth before the day’s activities.
Spend some time brainstorming with your family. When you are all trying to achieve the same goal, it makes it easier to accomplish the task. Contact us today for more ideas about how you can get your dental care time in the schedule. We’d love to help you in whatever way we can!