Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Teeth
There’s something special about springtime. As temperatures rise and the sun stays out longer, flowers and trees start to bud, and dormant grass becomes green. Many of us feel a renewed energy to air out our homes and dust off the accumulated grime of winter.
Whether or not the spring cleaning urge is upon you, please don’t forget to take care of yourself and schedule some spring cleaning for your teeth.
- Refresh & Refill Dental Supplies
- At-Home Hygiene
- Dentist Deep-Cleanings
- Teeth Whitening
Dental Care Starts At Home
While you’re spring-cleaning your bathroom, don’t just scrub down the toilet, sink, and floor. Take some time to review your dental supplies and set up a mini dental hygiene center on your newly-cleaned bathroom counter, if you don’t have one already.
Change Your Toothbrush
If your toothbrush is more than three months old or shows signs of wear, toss it. You should also change your toothbrush if you’ve recently recovered from a cold, the flu, or COVID-19. If you use an electric toothbrush, disinfect the handle before putting on the new head.
Check Your Floss
You do have floss on hand, don’t you? Flossing at least once a day is essential to remove food particles and plaque from between your teeth. If your teeth are tight and flossing is uncomfortable, try changing brands or select a waxed variety designed to slide easily in tight spaces.
Stock Up On Dental Rinse
Mouthwashes can’t replace brushing and flossing, but they can enhance your oral health. Dental rinses help to control plaque and reduce the risk of developing gingivitis, bad breath, and tooth decay.
Review Your Calendar: Is It Time To Visit The Dentist?
Remember, when it comes to your teeth, preventative care is key to avoiding expensive dental problems. The best way to keep your smile in tip-top condition is to have a routine dental exam and cleaning every six months.
Digital X-rays enable early detection and treatment of dental problems while deep cleaning and polishing will help your pearly whites stay nice and bright.
Prep For Summer With Smile Makeovers
Springtime is the precursor of fun times to come. Summer will soon be upon us with the promise of vacation and other fun in the sun. If yellow or damaged teeth keep you from smiling, springtime is an excellent time to consider a smile makeover through cosmetic dentistry.
Ready For Your Dental Spring Cleaning?
If you are looking for a family or cosmetic dentist in San Ramon, call Dr. Carol Jin, DDS. Schedule your springtime dental checkup today.