Spring is all about clean, fresh starts! But before you dig through old boxes and scrub all of the floors, you should begin your cleaning spree in one of the most important places-- your mouth! Here are 3 dental hygiene tips that will help you maintain a fresh and healthy smile.
- Schedule an appointment with your dentist: Professional teeth cleaning appointments are essential if you want to have a healthy mouth! While you might think that you can uphold the standards of a clean mouth all on your own, the truth is that dentists are often able to see and detect things that the untrained eye can't! Whether it's poor gums or a cavity, the health of your mouth can't depend on you alone.
- Ditch the old toothbrush: Your toothbrush can hold a colony of germs, and over time, the numbers only increase! Typically, to maintain a healthy mouth, you should get a new toothbrush every 3 months. In a season, your toothbrush collects bacteria, germs, and grime from multiple daily use, and can cause a field day of bacteria to fester in your mouth! If you want a healthy smile, aim for buying a new toothbrush quarterly!
- Floss like a boss: We've all heard the words "Don't forget to floss!" our whole lives...ever think there was a reason for that? Flossing can promote healthy gums, prevent cavities, and remove those unwanted leftovers from hard-to-reach places. If you want to keep both your teeth and gums healthy and fresh this Spring, add flossing to your daily dental routine!