Spring is the ideal time to give your oral care routine a makeover. Follow these easy tips to improve your daily dental care routine.
Replace Your Toothbrush
You should replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three months or more frequently if the bristles look splayed and worn. A worn toothbrush will not clean your teeth effectively. Also, make sure you take care of your toothbrush and never share it with anyone. After using it, rinse it thoroughly and store it upright so it can air-dry more quickly as a damp brush is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria.
Do You Find It Tough to Floss? Try Something New
If you find flossing awkward, consider trying a new dental floss that could make it easier. For example, dental tape is a ribbon-shaped piece of floss that slides in between teeth more easily. If you’re fed up with your current waxed floss, try another brand or even a different flavour. Interdental pics are a good solution if you find flossing too tricky.
Book a Checkup and Clean
Spring is the perfect time to make sure you have a dental checkup and cleaning so you can enjoy a healthy smile for summer. Please don’t forget our friendly dental team here at Coastal Smiles can always demonstrate new techniques for brushing and flossing your teeth more effectively.