As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, many begin the process of spring cleaning in an effort to refresh their home and other areas of their life. While dusting away cobwebs and organizing your closet, don’t forget to freshen up your oral health!
Take Stock of your Dental Products
Once you shake the winter doldrums, it’s the perfect opportunity to go through your current product inventory and make any necessary changes. The number one item you should check is your toothbrush! If you’ve had the same one for longer than three to four months or the bristles are frayed, it’s time to get a new one. This will help ensure your toothbrush is effectively removing plaque and debris from your teeth, leading to a healthy smile.
Also, take a look at the toothpaste, floss, mouthwash and other dental products you have in your bathroom. This is a great chance to throw out any expired products and switch things up with something new!
Kick-Start Healthy Dental Habits
It can be easy to fall behind on a dental hygiene routine with all of the holidays during the winter months. As you begin to spend some extra hours working on cleaning up your home, be sure to set aside time to take care of your health too. Spring back into a good dental hygiene routine by brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day and flossing once daily.
Keep Sugary Drinks to a Minimum
Between reaching for a sports drink during outdoor activities and a fruity beverage while vacationing on the beach, the consumption of sugary drinks is hard to avoid during the warmer months. While it’s okay to indulge every now and then, over time these types of drinks can lead to significant damage to your teeth and overall health. When stocking your fridge this spring, try to avoid buying beverages that contain large amounts of sugar.
Visit Beall Dental Center
Regular dental appointments play a major role in keeping your smile healthy. It is recommended to visit the dentist every six months. During this appointment, you’ll receive a dental cleaning that will remove tartar build-up and polish away stains. A check-up for your overall dental health will also be conducted which helps spot any potential issues. If you have any concerns or questions, this is also a perfect time to get some expert advice.
If you’re ready for your spring dental cleaning, give Beall Dental Center a call to schedule an appointment!