If you work from home, you likely had to make some adjustments to your routine. That might include waking up later, spending your lunch break doing a workout or taking a walk, or keeping a space clean for your home office. You also might have changed your oral hygiene routine – which could put you at risk of cavities.

What exactly do we mean? Well, it’s easy to skip brushing your teeth in the morning when you aren’t around your coworkers in person. They can’t really see your teeth well in video, and they definitely can’t smell your breath! So you might start your day with coffee and breakfast rather than brushing, which can make your teeth more susceptible to decay. Even cutting back your brushing time can lead to tooth decay and gingivitis faster than you realize.

Don’t put yourself at greater risk of cavities. Brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss at least once daily, and come to Butte Family Dental twice a year for checkups. We can eradicate all the bacteria buildup you’ve left behind at home, whether you’re a dentist “regular” or haven’t been to the dentist for years. If we find any problems, we can recommend treatment to get your smile healthy and clean in the most efficient way possible.

To lower your risk of cavities, call our Butte office today at 406-565-4458 for your next gentle cleaning and exam, or schedule online.

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