Now that spring is getting under way, you might be feeling like hitting the reset button after the heavier days of winter. If you are feeling the spring cleaning bug, don’t forget to refresh your oral habits as well to boost your smile!
Replace Your Toothbrush
Now is a good time to throw out that old toothbrush, and if you use a manual toothbrush, consider upgrading to an electric one. Electric toothbrushes generate more than 30,000 strokes each minute as they clean your pearly whites. They also push fluid between the teeth and around the gum line, making them more effective at removing surface plaque. Whichever type of toothbrush you prefer to use, you will want to prevent gum inflammation, gingivitis and periodontal disease along with tooth decay by replacing those worn out bristles.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Enhance your spring revival with a professional cleaning by our dental team. We will clean your teeth and gums with a thorough scaling and polishing procedure, to remove plaque and tartar. Tartar is nearly impossible to clean with just brushing and flossing alone. This hardened plaque requires special dental tools to remove. In addition to scaling and polishing, we will check for cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and any other dental health issues.
Commit to Flossing
According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly 65 million Americans have gum disease. To avoid plaque and tartar buildup which can lead to swollen and inflamed gums, you will want to support your brushing habit by flossing daily between your teeth and around the gum line. Flossing can help any time of day, but nighttime flossing actually removes harmful bacteria that can damage your teeth and gums while you sleep. Saliva naturally cleans the inside of your mouth, but saliva production goes down while you sleep. Spring is the perfect time to renew your commitment to a regular flossing routine, and if you are going to do it once a day, consider flossing before bed.
We are here to clear your teeth and gums of dental debris, just as you do when clearing out the debris in your home with a meticulous spring cleaning. So if you are ready to spring clean your smile, give our Northridge Dental Group team in Northridge, California a call at 818-886-6100 today!