Spring Cleaning Tips for Healthy Teeth

Warm weather is here, which means it’s time for some spring cleaning! As you’re straightening a room or cleaning out a closet, don’t forget to check in with your oral health habits as well. Here are four tips to make sure your gums and teeth are sparkling clean.

Replace your toothbrush.

Take a look at your toothbrush. If it is fraying and pointing in different directions, it’s time to change toothbrushes. Generally, it’s recommended to change your toothbrush every 3 months, but for some people who brush harder, toothbrushes may need to be replaced more frequently.

Keep your toothbrush dry and clean.  

Germs thrive on surfaces like the head of a toothbrush. To keep your child’s toothbrush as clean as possible, shake the toothbrush under the water after brushing and store it in an upright position to keep it as dry as possible between uses. It’s also important to store family members’ toothbrushes in a way that prevents them from touching each other in order to avoid sharing germs.

Replenish your supply of floss.

Keep forgetting to add floss to your grocery list? Consider this your reminder to stock up. You might even let kids pick their own floss – involving them in the planning process will make them more likely to follow through when it’s time to floss.

Schedule a dentist appointment.

We know that your family is busy, but regular visits are essential to maintaining your child’s oral health, as well as detecting any issues early. Make an appointment today to get your child’s smile in tip top shape.