Oral Hygiene: Spring Tips for a Healthy Mouth

Posted .

As you spring clean your house, it’s important to think about your smile as well. Now is a great time to complete the tasks that will help you have a better and more successful oral health. Some of those tasks are:

Replace old or worn toothbrushes
It’s best to replace your toothbrush after 3-4 months because once your bristles are worn out, they won’t effectively clean your smile. It’s also important to replace your toothbrush because the longer you use it, the more it can harbor bacteria and germs. So, now is a great time to replace your old toothbrush!

Check the expiration date on your mouthwash
Mouthwash is a great tool that will finish your smile-cleaning job each day. However, it’s not helpful if it’s expired. So, while you’re cleaning, make sure the mouthwash is not expired. If it is, please put “mouthwash” on your grocery list.

Replenish your floss supply
If you floss your smile properly, you probably use around 18 inches of floss each day, which can really add up! Eventually, you may run out of the product, which is why we recommend using this time to stock up on your floss supply. That way you won’t need to worry about missing a day of flossing.

Schedule your next dental cleaning appointment
If you haven’t received a dental cleaning in the past 6 months, it’s time to schedule one! Dental cleanings are extremely important, especially because they help you prevent gum disease, so please remember to professionally clean your smile as you spring clean your house.

As you do these four things this spring, your smile will have a better chance at staying strong, healthy, and beautiful, which is exactly what you need this upcoming season. For more information about spring cleaning tasks for your oral health, please call our dental office in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, by dialing 205-979-8070. We are more than happy to help you in any way we possibly can! We look forward to your phone call.