Pop-Up Brushing Questionnaire: Are You On Track?

If we ask you a bunch of questions about how your brushing sessions are going these days, do you think you will end up answering them all with flying colors? Will it turn out that you’re following our Ankeny, IA practice’s general suggestions for a job well done with dental hygiene? Or, do you think that you may have to admit that there are some aspects of this task that you’re not doing such a great job with, which means a bit of improvement is in order? Let’s see! We’ve got some questions that will reveal whether you’re on track or if it’s time to get back on the path toward success!

Have You Brushed Twice Every Day This Week?

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy through proper dental hygiene is something that you’ve just got to do! However, it may or may not be something that you’re doing correctly, so let’s see how you’ve been doing with this part of your routine. Have you brushed twice a day every single day this week? If you answer “yes” to this question, then you’re doing a wonderful job with the frequency of your brushing!

How Long Did Each Session Take?

Now, let’s see if you’re on track not just with the frequency of the brushing part of your dental hygiene sessions but with the duration of those sessions. We ask you: How long did those sessions take? If they took about two minutes apiece, then you’re on track with protecting your oral health from problems like tooth decay, that will require fillings. Good job!

Are You Sure About That Timing?

Did you time those brushing sessions? Our team reminds you that while you may assume you’re brushing for two minutes each time you’re standing over the sink, just guessing isn’t enough. You may end up brushing for too long or for nowhere near enough time. Instead of relying on the inner clock you’re guessing is quite accurate, instead, rely on a timer! Use your watch, your phone, a sand timer, whatever you wish! That way, you know that your dental hygiene is on track.

How Thorough Were You?

Did you brush every available tooth surface during your last brushing session, the one before it, and so on and so forth? If so, then wonderful! You’ve got the hang of dental hygiene!

Check In On Your Smile Habits

Remember that your trips to our dental care practice for dental checkups, cleanings, and more provide you with direct access to our wealth of knowledge! Let us know if you have questions about dental hygiene! Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.