You might be spending your weekends spring cleaning your home, but don’t forget to care for your body, too! At Medical Arts Dental, we are scheduling tons of spring check-ups to help our patients spring clean their mouth. Your teeth and gums need extra attention once a year, too! Do A Three-Step Clean Every Day […]
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You might be spending your weekends spring cleaning your home, but don’t forget to care for your body, too! At Medical Arts Dental, we are scheduling tons of spring check-ups to help our patients spring clean their mouth. Your teeth and gums need extra attention once a year, too!
You probably already brush your teeth twice a day, but to take it to the next level, start a three-step routine every day. Brush your teeth, then floss, and finish by rinsing with mouthwash. This routine will remove plaque from the surface of your teeth, loosen buildup between the teeth, and wash away all residue in your mouth as well as combat bad breath. For the cleanest kind of mouth, do not skimp on the daily routine.
It is important to replace your toothbrush at least every three months because when the bristles wear down, the ability to clean between tooth crevices decreases. Upgrade your toothbrush regularly to also avoid sickness. Delta Dental explains, “Bacterial and viral infections are another reason to switch out an old toothbrush for a new one. Infectious agents can thrive among the bristles, with the potential to reinfect you, so make sure to toss your toothbrush after every cold.”
The right kind of brushing is important to be sure your mouth is really clean. When you use your toothbrush, be sure to hold it with just two fingers so that you are not applying too much pressure. Avoid brushing back and forth too hard as it can wear down your gums. Another tip to better brushing is to clean the places of your mouth where bacteria can hide that you might not realize. Scrape your tongue to rid yourself of bad breath germs, the roof of your mouth, and the insides of your cheeks.
Medical Arts Dental wants to be sure you have the healthiest mouth for spring. These tips to spring clean your mouth will ensure your smile is summer ready. If you have not seen us in a while, be sure to call and schedule your dentist appointment today!