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Four Ways to Encourage Yourself to Be a Better Brusher

Posted on 5/13/2016 by Na Xu
A woman brushing her teeth to protect her smile.Do you know that your brushing could use a little work, but you just can't seem to motivate yourself to take it more seriously?

A lot of people have a difficult time getting their full two minutes of brushing in, but by following a few tips, you can encourage yourself to be a better brusher.

Make it a Contest
If you have children, start a contest in which everyone strives to brush their teeth twice a day. The duration should be two months, and whoever makes it the longest amount of time without missing a brushing wins a prize. Do a breath test to double check to make sure everyone is telling the truth.

Reward Yourself
Every month that you brush twice per day each day, reward yourself with something meaningful but inexpensive. This could be a manicure, your favorite dinner, or a fancy cup of coffee - just make sure to brush afterwards.

Make a Habit Out of Brushing your Teeth

One of the best ways to make sure that you are following through with brushing is to establish a set time every day that you will brush. When brushing is routine, it will become a true habit that you don't even think about anymore - you'll just do it.

Pay Yourself
Every time that you brush your teeth, put a quarter in a jar. At the end of the year you'll have $182.50 if your jar that you can spend on anything that you want. Use it to take your family out for a day at your favorite amusement park or to buy yourself a great new outfit.

Whatever you decide to do, remind yourself that it is all because you took the initiative to brush your teeth better.

Curious to see how you're doing at brushing? Contact our office to set up your next appointment.

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