Why Your Usual Brushing Stopped Working

You think to yourself that you’ve been brushing the same way for a very long time. So, with that said, why would your usual efforts that used to guide you toward a healthy smile suddenly stop working? Is it you? Or, is the universe just playing some sort of trick against you? Sorry to report it but our Ankeny, IA team guesses it just might be you! The good news here, of course, is that we have lots of experience with dental care and have some educated guesses as to just what might be going on! For more info, come on in for a checkup.

You Stopped Replacing Your Brush

We know that you might be using the exact same approach and technique for your dental hygiene every single day. However, your dental care isn’t going to work wonders if you have stopped replacing your brush as frequently as you used to. Perhaps you once follow through on replacing it with a new one every three to four months as we suggest but you slowed down. The result? Your brush isn’t as effective, so you’re putting in the effort but you don’t have the optimal tools! Keep up with this detail for a healthy smile.

You Changed Products

Your usual efforts preventing decay and more have always been the same, right? Well, think this over for a moment: You might be brushing with the same technique but have you changed your tried-and-true products up lately? Maybe you decided to use a completely different type of toothbrush, toothpaste, etc. This can have an impact, particularly if you feel like one of those products just isn’t measuring up. Go back to the beloved products of the past or choose something else (making sure it’s approved by the American Dental Association) to see if things improve (and, of course, come in soon for a checkup).

You’ve Been Missing Cleanings

When you’re brushing and you’re flossing and you’re seeing us for dental cleanings, you’re doing everything you need to do to keep your smile healthy. As a result, your dental hygiene is just one (successful) part of your very effective prevention. When you stop one part of that whole (you give up on flossing or you miss cleanings), you develop tartar. You end up working against yourself instead of toward a healthy grin. Keep flossing and come in soon, so we can get you back on track.

Improve Dental Care For A Healthier Smile

Make your smile its absolute healthiest when you remember to follow through on the daily care you need. Feeling like something isn’t working quite right but you don’t know why? Schedule a dental checkup soon! Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.