Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Teeth

by Dental Spa of Texas
March 14, 2023
boy getting teeth cleaned by dentist

If you want to keep your teeth healthy and looking their best, spring cleaning should be part of your regular dental care routine. Regular brushing and flossing are essential for good oral health, but there are some extra steps you can take this season to keep your teeth clean. Here are a few tips that will help you keep your smile sparkling:

1. Visit the Dentist

Schedule an appointment with your dentist so they can make sure everything is in order and give you tailored advice on how to keep your teeth clean during the Spring.

2. Choose the Right Toothbrush

Invest in a new toothbrush or electric brush heads with soft bristles that won’t scratch and damage enamel while brushing.

3. Use Fluoride Toothpaste

Swapping in a fluoride toothpaste can help keep your teeth clean and keep plaque away. Read the ingredients on the packaging to ensure it’s safe for you and your family.

4. Scrub Your Tongue

Your tongue is full of bacteria, so it’s essential to keep it clean too! Try using a tongue scraper or brush designed specifically for cleaning tongues to keep everything fresh.

5. Clean Your Retainer/Mouthguard/Clear Aligners

Brushing our retainers, night guards for teeth grinding (bruxism), clear aligners, etc. should be part of our daily routine. The cases these sit in, however, often get neglected and can collect bacteria and grime. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to soak your cases and scrub them to remove debris and bacteria. Always remember to scrub your retainers, guards, and cases right away if you’ve been sick so you won’t get sick again.

Following these tips can help keep your teeth looking clean and healthy. Remember to keep up with regular dental checkups, as well! A healthy mouth is a key to a beautiful smile. Contact our team to schedule an appointment.