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The Lazy Person’s Guide to Great Teeth

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Great Teeth

It can be difficult to find the time for a dental care routine every day. If it hasn’t already, it will catch up to you—that’s why so many people are looking for quick fixes when it comes to their teeth. But if you follow these lazy-person-approved tips, you’ll keep your teeth beautiful, healthy, and pain-free for life all with minimal effort.

If you’re too lazy to floss

Get a flossing stick, even if you hate flossing. A flossing stick lets you floss one-handed, without a mirror, and without a sink. Plus, a flossing stick avoids all the trickiness and grossness of regular floss.

If you’re too tired to brush before bed

Keep a toothbrush in your nightstand. While lying in bed, you can dry brush—no toothpaste, sink or standing required. It’s a myth that toothpaste makes your teeth healthier—all it does is serve as a polishing agent to help remove the pellicle (the film that builds up on your teeth during the day). If you dry brush, you’ll still be able to have a healthy mouth!

If your teeth stain easily

If you love coffee, tea, berries, tomato sauce, or wine, you’re probably well aware of the staining these foods cause. Swish with water at the same time you consume staining foods, you lessen the likelihood of staining. Teeth typically stain when the pellicle is beginning to dry out, and a glass of water keeps things well diluted.

If you’re in a rush in the morning

Brushing too hard does serious damage—and chances, you’re brushing too hard, especially if you’re in a rush. Get a Radius toothbrush—these are known for their massive toothbrush heads. That larger surface area will spread out the pressure applied when you brush and save your enamel from being worn away.

If you never remember to replace your toothbrush head

Toothbrush bristles become too sharp to brush with after six weeks to three months of use. Worn down bristles cause gum recession and wear away enamel—but it’s all too easy to forget when it’s time to replace them. Set an alarm on your phone or schedule a recurring delivery with Amazon so you never have to remember—when it shows up in the mail, it’s time to change!

If you can’t bring yourself to floss

Just floss one tooth. Seriously. It’s so doable because it’s hard to make excuses not to do it. You’ll be surprised to find that after a few weeks or months, you’ll get hooked by that “just flossed” feeling and you’ll be flossing all your teeth because you actually want to.

Don’t try harder to be more disciplined, which is a recipe for failure. The key is tricking yourself into getting addicted to that minty, tingly “just flossed” feeling. Floss one tooth a day, and that will happen.

Contact Family Care Dental Clinic for your consultation today!

Located in the heart of North Vancouver, BC, Family Care Dental Clinic is a group of passionate dentists and dental experts who are committed to providing patients with exceptional dental care in a modern and relaxing environment. We at Family Care Dental Clinic offer our clients a wide range of comprehensive dental services for the whole family. Call (604) 987-3545 or write us at to schedule an appointment with a member of our excellent team!

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