There might be some things within your dental hygiene collection that are ready for the garbage bin! While you may be happy to hear this because it means freeing up some space in your medicine cabinet, you might not really be sure how to know what should stay and what should go. Take some of our Bedford, MA practice’s tips into consideration regarding products that need to be on their way out and you’ll find that this quick clean-out process is a breeze!
#1: Expired Products
One of the things we might mention to you during a dental checkup as we review best practices for your dental hygiene at home? The fact that it’s a good idea to not use expired products. Aside from the fact that it’s just never a good idea, remember that the potency and ability of old products to offer effective care diminishes. You want toothpaste (and more) that actually does its job, not something that only sort-of does its job!
#2: Your Too-Old Toothbrush
If you’re not sure about how frequently to start over with new products, our team will be quick to talk with you about your toothbrush. While you can generally base other things off of their package’s expiration date, you need to remember that brushes come with a timeline! Even if you’re a very delicate brusher, those bristles wear out over time. How much time, you ask? About three or four months. Once you’ve reached this mark, it’s time to get a new toothbrush, so you’re on track.
#3: Things You Dislike
When you keep products around that you really dislike and then you end up running out of your primary products, you give yourself the chance to feel disdain toward dental hygiene! Now, let’s say that you’re currently using something you really can’t stand as your daily product: Toss it away, if you can go ahead and replace it. When you feel good about the stuff you use every day (whether it’s your toothbrush, your toothpaste, your floss, etc.), it means you’re probably going to have a much better experience with your smile. Why not promote a fun time, rather than one that makes you cringe?
Take Our Tips Seriously For Effective Home Care
Remember that when you need advice for your smile health, we are happy to listen and always happy to offer tips! Schedule a visit with Kennedy Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Bedford, MA by contacting us today at (781) 275-0200.