Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Teeth

Spring cleaning should be incorporated into your normal dental care practice if you want to maintain the health and aesthetics of your teeth. There are additional steps you can take this season to keep your teeth clean in addition to the regular brushing and flossing that are necessary for healthy oral health. Here are some pointers to help you maintain a bright smile:


1. Consult a dentist

Make an appointment with your dentist so they can check everything is in working order and provide you with personalized guidance on how to maintain your oral hygiene throughout the Spring.


2. Select the Correct Toothbrush

Purchase a new toothbrush or electric brush heads with soft bristles so that you can brush without damaging your teeth’s enamel.


3. Put fluoride toothpaste to use.

By switching to a fluoride toothpaste, you can keep plaque at bay and keep your teeth clean. Make sure it’s safe for you and your family by reading the ingredients listed on the packaging.


4. Cleaning Your Tongue

Since your tongue is brimming with bacteria, it’s important to keep it clean as well! To keep things fresh, try using a tongue scraper or brush made just for that purpose.


5. Clear your aligners, mouthguard, and retainer.

We should brush our retainers, night guards for bruxism (teeth grinding), clear aligners, etc. every day. However, the containers they are kept in are frequently neglected and can harbor bacteria and filth. The best time to soak and scrub your cases to remove dirt and bacteria is during spring cleaning. To prevent getting sick again, always remember to clean your retainers, guards, and cases as soon as you feel unwell.


Following these tips can help keep your teeth looking clean and healthy. Remember to keep up with regular dental checkups, as well! A healthy mouth is a key to a beautiful smile. Contact our team to schedule an appointment.