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Spring Into a Fresh Smile: Tips for Giving Your Teeth a Spring Cleaning

March 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — lubbockdentist @ 5:50 pm
Patient enjoying the air with a fresh smile

Breathe deep, and release. Ahh! Spring is here, and with it, the need for a fresh start after the colder months have passed. As tradition dictates, now is the time to sweep, mop, and dust your house in a frenzy. But something seems to be missing. What about caring for your teeth for a fresh smile as well?

If you want a glamorous grin and sweet-smelling breath to get in the spirit of the season, continue reading. You’ll find several tips for toothy spring cleaning.

1. Schedule a Dental Checkup

The best time to schedule your dental checkup is early in the year after insurance benefits reset. If you haven’t scheduled one by now, there’s still time! Here, your dentist can give your whole mouth a once-over and identify any oral health issues that need treatment. At the same time, a dental hygienist can clear away plaque and tartar that might be causing smelly breath. It’s a real win-win!

2. Brush-Up on Your Oral Hygiene

Evaluate your brushing habits and ensure you’re brushing your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time. You may even consider shaking things up with a new electric toothbrush to ensure effective plaque removal. Don’t forget to brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath!

3. Stay Hydrated

Drinking a good amount of water for your bodyweight and activity level is a great way to improve your health, oral or otherwise. Water helps rinse away food particles and bacteria, neutralizes acids in the mouth, and keeps your mouth moist. This helps reduce the risk of dry mouth and dental issues like cavities or gingivitis.

4. Start Using Mouthwash

Another great way to liven-up your dental care routine is to incorporate fluoride mouthwash. This can help reduce plaque, prevent cavities, and freshen your breath by killing bad oral bacteria. Make sure to choose a mouthwash that is alcohol-free and carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance for effectiveness and safety.

By following these tips for giving your teeth a spring cleaning, you can rejuvenate your oral care routine and enjoy a fresh smile all season long. For more suggestions, reach out to your dentist. Don’t delay—spring into action today and give your teeth the care they deserve!

About the Author

Are you eager to pull out all the stops this year for a fresh smile? Dr. Kevin Shively is a skilled and friendly dental expert who can help you with top-notch care and treatment. He earned his dental doctorate from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He has also undergone continuing education with the world-renowned Dawson Academy. Call (806) 698-8660 to schedule an appointment at Kevin Shively, DMD, PLLC – Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, or visit the website to look through all the services they offer.

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