Have you made your list of what you need to get and things you need to do for a glorious summer? Swimsuits, sunscreen, beach gowns, sunshades, your hats, and a camera for taking Instagram-worthy pictures; all the things necessary for having a fun summer. Don’t forget, it is also important to add a thorough oral health routine to your to-do list for this summer.
Think about a beachside photograph without a beautiful smile. Not so appealing, right? You can ensure good oral health by taking proper care and paying the necessary attention to your teeth and mouth. Here are a few things you can do to spring your smile into shape.
Change Your Toothbrush
It is essential to change out your toothbrush for good oral health. The American Dental Association recommends that you change your toothbrush at least every three or four months or even more often if the bristles are visibly frayed. This is because the toothbrush’s bristles would not be strong or effective enough to clean the teeth properly. Besides, using a bristled brush can also injure your gums. We suggest an electric toothbrush to do an even better job.
Aside from brushing, using dental floss daily helps to remove the plaque in-between your teeth that forms even with regular brushing. Also, reduce the consumption of sugary drinks as they can harm your teeth.
Make Sure to Clean Your Night Guards
Nightguards help prevent teeth grinding and clenching, and in the long run, help you maintain good dentition and smile. To fully enjoy your night guards, you need to take proper care of them. This includes cleaning your night guard regularly. In the morning after you take it out, brush gently without adding toothpaste due to its abrasive properties.
Allow to dry for about 10-15 minutes to prevent bacterial growth. It should be kept in the bedroom rather than in the bathroom, where there is more humidity in the air.
Schedule a Visit to Your Dentist
The process of springing up your smile into shape requires the help of your dentist. It is recommended that you should see your dentist at least once every 6 months. Contact Jaffe Dental Group in Brownstown, Michigan to schedule a visit. Our team can help you find solutions to any tooth problem you have. If you want to further enhance your smile, ask us about teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry.