Spring Into Better Dental Health

With longer days, festivals and trees in full bloom, signs of spring are everywhere. While you’re sprucing up your home to prepare for the season, it’s also a great time for a fresh start to improve your smile.

Brushing and flossing

When you’re shopping for spring supplies, have you added a new toothbrush or toothbrush head to your list? Even if it doesn’t look frayed, it should be changed every three or four months to ensure your teeth are cleaned thoroughly. A frayed toothbrush is not only less effective, it can also damage your gums.

Did you know that if you’re not flossing, 35% of the surfaces of your teeth are not being cleaned? Flossing removes plaque and helps prevent both cavities and gum disease. Learn more about flossing.

Teeth whitening

Reunions, vacations, graduations, picnics and other events are filling your calendar. Even if you’re not a selfie king or queen, are you ready for those close-ups?

To flash your pearly whites, you can use a whitening treatment to remove surface stains caused by tea, coffee, red wine and tobacco. Whitening toothpastes also have polishing agents to remove stains on the surface of teeth.

For even whiter teeth, you may want to consider bleaching. Learn about your options at home and the dentist’s office. Be aware that some at-home products may contain mild acids and abrasives that could damage teeth and gums, so ask your dentist for advice.

Visiting your dentist

Regular visits to the dentist help keep your mouth as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Your dentist can detect issues early to improve your well-being and ensure you have the treatment needed to smile with confidence. A professional cleaning is the only way to remove calculus and tartar, which can lead to bigger problems down the road.

If you’re not happy with your smile because of stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth, your dentist can help. You may have several treatment options to improve the color, shape, size, strength or length of your teeth. Options include dental veneers, crowns, bonding and orthodontia.

Schedule an appointment

If you haven’t visited a dentist in the last six months, make an appointment today! Find a dentist near you.