Simple Tips For A Healthy Mouth

4 Simple Tips for a Healthy Mouth

Everyone knows you’re supposed to go through your house and clean it in the springtime, but there is also something else you can do in between cleaning the carpets and washing the drapes – you can do some cleaning related to your oral health and look and feel better about yourself.healthy mouth

Get rid of that old and worn out toothbrush

If you are not doing it already, you should buy a new toothbrush after every three months. It will make a big difference in your dental health for a small amount of cash. Toothbrushes can over time harbor bacteria and even viruses, and as the bristles become worn down, they can no longer reach all of the small crevices in your mouth. If you catch a cold, make sure you throw out your old toothbrush as it could make you sick again.

Is The Expiration Date Up On Your Mouthwash?

You may not be aware of it, but mouthwashes have a shelf life just like many other products. If you use a mouthwash that has past its expiration date, it may not just taste bad, it may no longer be effective. Double check that date and make sure it is current.

Buy more dental floss

Dentists recommend that the length of floss you use be 18 inches per session. If you floss on a daily basis – and you should – that adds up to 45 feet of floss on a monthly basis. So you think you have enough dental floss? Chances are you most likely do not. So stock up so you do not run out when you need it the most.

Schedule a dentist appointment

You should have your teeth cleaned every six months. During this time, your dentist should also check you for cavities, and any other potential problems such as the start of gum disease. If you have not been doing this on a regular basis, or are just now noticing that a problem has occurred, call and make an appointment. If you see your dentist on a regular basis, you can head off bigger problems before they get more problematic and much more expensive. Make cleaning appointments during the springtime and fall months, as these are least likely to be fully booked or conflict with the vacation plans of most people.

If you want to read some more great tips to keep a healthy mouth and gums, click here to read even more.

If you want more help in keeping a healthy smile, we at Bronitsky Family Dentistry have a caring staff that will make you feel at ease, even if it has been some time since you visited a dentist. They have the very latest in dental technology, but still use a gentle and friendly style with patients. You can set an appointment online or call our office.

Set an appointment today to get that smile you’ve always wanted.

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