The daylight hours are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. Spring is finally here, and for many of us that means it is time to begin spring cleaning!
We clean our houses, desks, offices, and cars, but we seldom think about our teeth. Which is a shame, as the start of spring is a great time to get your smile and oral health in shape for the summer ahead.
So, at Caringbah Dental Care, we’ve created a different spring cleaning checklist, one for cleaning your smile! Below are spring cleaning tips to help clean your mouth, as well as a list of useful treatments we offer for spring and beyond!
Get healthy and eat better. Clean out your kitchen. That winter-time sugar and hot chocolate may have kept you nice and warm, but it’s time to get healthy with your foods that will be gentler on your teeth.
Eliminate high-sugar foods and replace them with healthy sugar-free and low acid foods for spring and summer. This also means be careful about spring drinks, which often contain high levels of sugar and acid. A good diet is a significant first step towards healthier more attractive teeth this spring!
Check your expiration dates. It’s not only things in the refrigerator that expire, but the stuff on your bathroom counter as well. Mouthwash and oral rinses have expiration dates that should be paid attention to. Don’t use one that’s past it’s prime as its taste and effectiveness may be altered.
Clean Your Retainer / Denture / Invisalign / Mouthguard / Night Guard storage cases. Most of us know that brushing our retainers, guards, etc. should be part of everyday routine. But the cases these sit in can be neglected and collect bacteria and filth.
Spring cleaning is the perfect chance to deep-soak your carrying cases and give them a good scrub to clear off gunk and bacteria. If you’ve been sick, it’s s a good idea to try to remember to scrub your retainers, guards, and cases immediately to avoid getting sick again.
Purchase an electric toothbrush. Studies show that electric toothbrushes reduce gingivitis better and remove plaque more than manual ones. Besides, they are easier to use for people with mobility or flexibility problems in their hands, and they often come with cool features like built-in timers to help you make sure you do a thorough job of brushing your teeth. There is a wide range of electric toothbrushes, so you can find one that fits your budget.
Get relief from respiratory problems. With spring comes allergies. Good oral hygiene can help alleviate some sinus symptoms and help you breathe the fresh spring air!
A full teeth cleaning- Scale and Clean. A dental scale and clean, also known as a professional teeth cleaning, is a preventive dentistry service that removes plaque and tartar deposits from the mouth.
The process is quick and non-invasive and recommended for everyone particularly those suffering from early-stage gum disease. It can reveal a whiter smile by removing plaque, and freshen breath by removing bacteria and the gunk it can stick to!
Scale and clean at Caringbah
Shine up those teeth with whitening! Sometimes a little extra effort is required to restore things to their original shine and lustre. If your teeth have become stained or dingy, consider tooth whitening at Caringbah Dental. At Caringbah Dental Care, we can bring back the shine back to your pearly whites. With teeth whitening, a healthy white shade is possible!
Whitening at Caringbah
Beat bad breath – “air out” your mouth. During spring cleaning we open our doors and windows to let the last remaining smells of cramped winter out.
You can do a similar thing for your mouth if you suffer from bad breath. Caringbah Dental Care has comprehensive treatments to shoo the bad breath away and give you ‘spring-fresh’ breath!
Bad breath treatment at Caringbah
Call (02) 9524 7047 or visit us at Shop 3/10-20 Mackay St in Caringbah.
Caringbah Dental Care is a family-friendly dental clinic in Caringbah, Sutherland Shire with dentists offering a combined clinical experience of over 50 years!
We are conveniently located in the heart of Caringbah suburb and situated within 5 minutes walk from public transports such as train, bus, and taxi as well as free council car parks.
We offer a complete range of general and emergency treatments, major dental treatments, cosmetic treatments, children’s dental treatment, and nitrous oxide or oral sedation methods.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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