Spring Cleaning Your Teeth

Spring is all about new life and beginnings. Maybe you’re already planning to do some spring cleaning to get your home whipped into shape, whether it’s finally organizing your garage or cleaning the house, top to bottom, until everything gleams in the spring sunlight. Of course, while you’re gearing up for some serious spring cleaning, it’s the perfect time to think about freshening your teeth. Give your oral health a makeover with the following tips for spring cleaning your teeth.

Refresh Your Oral Hygiene Routine

Get started by freshening your oral hygiene routine. Throw away your toothbrush and get a new one. It’s important to toss your toothbrush every three or four months. It’s even more important to invest in a new toothbrush if you’ve been sick. While you’re at it, stock up on oral hygiene supplies such as extra toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash and floss — so you have everything on hand. If you’ve been slacking on your flossing this winter, get back into gear and be sure you’re making flossing a daily habit.

Schedule That Biannual Checkup and Cleaning

Spring is the perfect time to schedule and head into the dentist for your biannual checkup and cleaning. A professional cleaning will make your teeth look and feel fresh and healthy, so you can flash your pearly whites without fear this spring. That routine checkup is also important, since your dentist will inspect everything to make sure you don’t have any developing oral health problems that need to be addressed. Even if heading to the dentist is not your favorite activity, think of it as one more way you can enjoy a fresh start this spring.

Get a Whiter, Brighter Smile for Spring

Did all that coffee you drank this winter leave your smile looking a bit dull? If so, ask your dentist about in-office whitening. Sure, you can find cheap over-the-counter products, but you’ll get the best and safest results when you have your teeth professionally done by your dental office. Today, it’s possible to get a whiter, brighter smile in just an hour or so at the dentist’s office. Plus, you’re less likely to deal with side effects such as irritated gums or sensitive teeth when heading to the dentist for your whitening needs.

Don’t forget to think about your oral hygiene when you start diving into spring cleaning mode this year. Make your oral hygiene routine a priority, get into the office for a cleaning and checkup, and ask your dentist if teeth whitening is a good choice for you. Follow these tips, and your teeth will be bright and ready to show off as the spring and summer months commence.