Everyone loves a good life hack. Right? We sure do, especially dental life hacks! These may help you with practicing good oral hygiene, or you may be able to use your dental tools to help you in other areas in life. Here are 15 of our favorite dental life hacks:
Use clothespins to keep your toothbrush from touching dirty counters when you are traveling or staying overnight away from home.
Keep your family’s toothbrushes organized by using a utensil tray.
Are you tired of constantly having to squeeze out the rest of your toothpaste? Use a binder clip, paper clip, or a hair pin to keep your toothpaste at the right end of the tube.
Keep control of your brushing by using inexpensive hair roller foam to give your toothbrush a better grip.
Set a timer when you brush to make sure everyone in your family is brushing for a full two minutes. Better yet, play a song for two minutes to make it more fun. Check out 8 Tips to Help Make Brushing Fun for Kids if you are looking for more ways to teach proper oral hygiene to your kids.
Drink some water after drinking coffee, soda, or other sugary drinks to reduce your chances of cavities and tooth decay.
Use unscented dental floss to perfectly cut cakes or other soft solid foods.
Toothpaste, with fluoride, has restorative properties. You can use plain white toothpaste to patch tiny holes in your wall, clean jewelry, or use it to clean crayon off your wall.
Use toothpaste to de-fog your car headlights, mirrors, or a glass — they will look brand new again!
Did you just cut some onions or give your dog a bath? Wash your hands with toothpaste to help remove these strong odors.
Toothpaste can also be used to remove scratches from CDs and DVDs.
Keeping perfect measurements when hanging picture frames can be a pain. Use a dab of toothpaste on the back of the frame and press it against the wall so you know exactly where to hammer the nail in. The toothpaste will wipe away with ease.
Uh oh. Did you forget to pack antiperspirant? Use a dab of mouthwash on your underarms to remove the scent of body odor.
Mouthwash can also be a substitute for hand sanitizer.
Check out some of our home remedies and OTC medicines for a dry mouth, gum problems, or toothaches.
Do you have any other clever dental life hacks that you use? We would love to hear them! Share them with us the next time you come in for a visit. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.