Spring is here at last! Our thoughts are turning to cleaning the house, maybe even some fresh paint, and a light new wardrobe. Good dental hygiene depends on more than just regular visits to the dentist. It’s time to put on a fresh smile so you can really spread the spirit of spring.
Switch Out Supplies
New dental supplies will make your teeth feel cleaner and can even protect against bacteria and disease. This is a quick and inexpensive way to step into spring, and buying new supplies is a great tradition to have every couple of months! Staying on top of your supplies will keep your smile happy and healthy, and your cosmetic dentist will be surprised at how much whiter your teeth are!
Getting A New Toothbrush
You probably know that you need to brush at least twice a day, and you already know the proper brushing techniques. But how often do you change out your toothbrush?
The American Dental Association recommends that we replace our toothbrush every three to four months. A toothbrush is an ideal place for microorganisms to grow, and it’s proven that germs take advantage of the bathroom counter as is.
If anyone in your house has had a cold or flu this winter, there is more of a reason to pick up the pace and toss those old toothbrushes away. Although it isn’t proven that a toothbrush can infect you or your loved ones, but we do know old toothbrushes can collect bacteria.
If you use an electric toothbrush, simply changing the brush unit will refresh it. Don’t use the plastic covers that come with brushes. Let your brush air-dry instead of encasing it to prevent bacterial growth.
Different Floss Or Toothpaste
You want to feel fresh and bright this spring, and buying some new toothpaste or floss can give you an inexpensive little boost every morning. Adjusting your daily routine can have simple effects that make every day feel better. No better time than Spring to embrace change and try something new.
The American Dental Association tells us to use fluoride toothpaste, and your dentist might have a particular brand that they recommend.
While you’re shopping for toothpaste, pick up some new floss as well. The ADA also suggests using an antibacterial mouthwash, and spring is a great time to pick up a new bottle and maybe even try a new flavor. After using antibacterial washes for several months, your dental checkups will never look better!
Visit Your Dentist
We all know that you should have your family dentist clean your teeth every 3-4 months. But the truth is keeping that schedule isn’t always easy. Now’s the time to call up your dentist and set up an appointment before spring has sprung into summer!
Annual Teeth Cleaning
Whether it’s time for your cleaning or you simply put it off for a month or two in the winter, consider a spring dental cleaning an essential.
Your dentist may also want to take annual x-rays or perhaps perform a deep cleaning. What better time than spring to ensure that your mouth is in the best of health? And if you’ve been a little lax about keeping the schedule, there’s no better time to start on your new discipline than spring. Spring makes us feel youthful and so do healthy, happy teeth.
Whiten For Summer
As spring changes to summer, the heat will settle here in Round Rock. It’s a great time to get out there and strut your smile!
Professional teeth whitening is painless and simple, with none of the difficulties and cosmetic risks of doing so at home. Crowned teeth, for example, will not bleach at the same rate as ordinary teeth, and home bleaching can be time-consuming and costly. Treat yourself to a professional whitening and take care of your oral hygiene for the season.
What welcomes this year’s spring more beautifully than a brilliant smile?