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Spice Up Your Dental Routine

 

Toothbrushing

 

Brushing, flossing and rinsing probably isn't the highlight of your day. But there are ways to make your routine a whole lot more fun.

 

Squeeze in a new flavor

Not all toothpaste tastes like peppermint. Look for tubes infused with cinnamon-clove, vanilla chai, dragon fruit, orange mint, fennel and other flavors. If flavors irritate your skin or stomach, or cause an allergic reaction, you can also buy flavorless toothpaste, and products that are free from other allergen-containing ingredients.

 

Toss in different floss

If you're tired of wrestling with standard dental floss, you have options. Check out water flossers, air flossers, and even single-use dental floss picks with handles that make it easy to reach the tightest spots.

 

Trade in your toothbrush

Instead of a manual toothbrush, try an electric model. Or simply swap that boring old brush for a fun color or one with charcoal-infused bristles for extra cleaning power. Make sure to choose a gentle, soft-bristled brush and replace it every three months.

 

Pop sugarless gum and candy

Chew sugar-free gum or suck on sugar-free hard candy in between meals. You'll help stimulate the flow of saliva, which rinses food off of your teeth and helps to reduce cavity-causing bacteria.[1]

 

Pack a travel kit

Stash a travel toothbrush in your desk, purse, backpack or gym bag. That way, it's easy to get rid of lunch leftovers stuck in your teeth and freshen your breath on the go.

 

[1] ADA; Oral Health Topics; Chewing Gum; 2019