Move over spring, summer is here! We know most of you are just finishing up your spring cleaning lists and ready to sit back and enjoy Summer, but don’t forget to check off that last thing on your cleaning list- your teeth! Come on into our dental clinic for a regular checkup and teeth cleaning. Nothing goes better with a summer tan than a pearly white smile! Here are a couple tricks to make sure your teeth are getting the proper clean!
CHANGE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH
Did you know you should be changing your toothbrush at least every three months? After three months your toothbrush bristles are worn out and not doing the same job they did when they were new. It is also extremely important to change your toothbrush after having a cold or the flu. For our clients using electronic toothbrushes, 3 to 4 months is the recommended replacement time for brush heads.
CLEAN YOUR NIGHT GUARD/RETAINERS
Even though cleaning your night guards and retainers should be a daily thing, we understand that life can be hectic and things like oral health can fall by the wayside. We recommend soaking your night guard or retainer in a solution of white vinegar and water: two parts water, one part vinegar. Cleaning your retainer cases is also important because cases are a breeding ground for bacteria.
VISIT YOUR DENTAL HYGIENIST
We understand that Summer can be a hectic time of year, but don’t let your oral health take a back seat. A cleaning from your dental hygienist is just as important as cleaning up the house! Schedule a visit with us at Searcy Family Dentistry and start your summer out right!