As the weather warms up and the days get longer, many people start to feel the urge to tackle a spring cleaning project. After all, there’s nothing like the feeling of a fresh start. How about a fresh start for your oral health? It’s time to get spring clean teeth at Dental Care of Jackson Hole!
What do we Mean by Spring Clean Teeth?
Spring cleaning is simply the act of deep cleaning your home from top to bottom. Spring cleaning means getting rid of all the dirt, dust, and grime that has built up over the winter months. This makes your home look and feel cleaner, but it can also help improve your indoor air quality.
Well, the same goes for your mouth and teeth! Coming in for a teeth cleaning will help remove any built-up plaque and tartar and leave your teeth feeling squeaky clean! Like spring cleaning your home, we will give you dental cleaning this spring to improve your overall oral health.
What to Expect In Your Dental Spring Cleaning
A dental cleaning is a chance to freshen up your smile and give your teeth a good, deep clean. Your dental hygienist will first remove any plaque or tartar buildup on your teeth during the appointment. They will then use a high-powered toothbrush to scrub away any remaining debris. Finally, they will floss your teeth and polish them with special toothpaste. In addition, they will check for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease. If they see any areas of concern, they will make sure to discuss them with you so that you can get the treatment you need.
The whole process usually takes about 30 minutes. And the best part? You can expect your teeth to feel nice and clean – and your breath to be super fresh – for days afterward! A spring clean is an integral part of maintaining good oral health. So be sure to schedule one today!
Oral Health Habits You Can Spring Clean
Spring is a time for fresh starts, including your oral health habits. Just like you spring clean your house, it’s important to spring clean your mouth! Here are eight oral health habits you can spring clean:
- Commit to flossing every day. Getting into the habit of flossing daily will help remove plaque and debris between your teeth, keeping your gums healthy.
- Replace your toothbrush. Toothbrushes get worn down over time and accumulate germs. It would be best if you change your toothbrush every three months.
- Set a reminder to brush twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night, brushing twice a day will help keep your teeth clean and prevent cavities.
- Replace your mouthwash and toothpaste. Mouthwash and toothpaste can help rinse away plaque and bacteria, keeping your mouth healthy – but it also has an expiration date. Be sure to check the dates.
- Eat more healthy foods. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables will help.
- Ditch the sodas and drink lots of water. Drinking water refreshes your body and helps keep your mouth moist, and helps remove any leftover debris in your mouth.
We’ve all been cooped up in our homes for what seems like an eternity. While you’re cleaning out your house, why not schedule a deep cleaning for your teeth? Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 46% of Americans postponed dental cleanings and checkups in 2020. As a result, your teeth may have accumulated more plaque and tartar than typical.
It’s time to schedule your annual dental cleanings and checkups in the spring! Visiting the dentist at least twice a year ensures that your dental health is in the best possible form and that any concerns that may arise are addressed. Dental appointments can help you avoid tooth decay, keep your gums healthy, keep your breath fresh, and keep your smile looking great!
Schedule an appointment with Dental Care of Jackson Hole.