It’s that time of the year again, Spring is all around us! Spring cleaning can be one of the most refreshing ways to renew, rejuvenate and refresh your home. Could your dental health use a little sprucing up? This year consider spring cleaning your oral health routine to keep your oral health in check and to get the most out of your healthy, vibrant smile. With spring in the air, here are a few tips you can apply to prioritize and spring clean your oral health habits this season.
Replace Old & Unworn Toothbrushes
Spring is a great reminder to change out your toothbrush or electric toothbrush head. Were you exposed to the flu this past winter season? Time to refresh your toothbrush! Viral and bacterial infections thrive among the bristles and can reinfect you from being in close contact to your gums and teeth. Make sure you replace your toothbrush throughout the year, not only when you’re sick! It’s recommended to replace your toothbrush every three months. Keep your smile healthy and safe from bacteria by storing your toothbrushes upright to air dry faster after use, and rinse thoroughly with water!
Commit To Flossing
Do you find it challenging to commit to flossing and remember to floss every day? Now is the time to make that habit stick. Consider trying new types of dental floss to ensure healthy gums and mix up your flossing schedule. Waxed and unwaxed floss are commonly used options that make it easier to glide between teeth. Fancy a flavour? They also come in a variety of flavours including mint, cinnamon and bubble gum to keep you motivated as you create this new healthy habit. Floss picks are another great option especially if you have difficulty opening your mouth wide enough while using the traditional floss. These picks are great for when you’re on the go and allows you for more precision and control. Keep a few near your bedside table to make it easier for you to floss in the evening before bed!
Go To The Dentist Regularly
As you check off your spring cleaning to-do list, make sure to call up your dentist and schedule for checkups and dental cleanings for the year. This time of the year gets crazy, be sure to take time out to call and schedule an appointment sooner rather than later. Seeing your dentist regularly will help to spot any problems at an earlier stage and will ensure your oral health is in the best possible shape. Ask your dentist for further assistance and guidance when looking to secure healthy oral habits in your routine.
Whiten Your Teeth
As the warmer months approach, what better time to look into teeth whitening options? If your smile has been looking a bit dull lately, consider talking to your dentist at your next check up, about in chair or at home teeth whitening services. Having whiter teeth helps us feel confident and comfortable with our new smile. Feel ready for spring and summer with a freshly whitened smile and achieve your desired pearly glow!
Spiffing up your oral health routine is easy and quick! If you’ve been neglecting your dental routine, now is the perfect time to break the habit and get back on track, to help you achieve a healthy smile throughout the season and for the rest of the year! If you’ve already started on your spring cleaning, go ahead and add a visit to Australia Fair Dental Clinic to your to-do list.
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