Spring Cleaning Dental Care Tips

The weather is finally getting warmer, and it’s time to carry out some thorough spring cleaning. While refreshing your home this season, it’s a good idea to remember your oral hygiene too. At Scarborough Dental Group, we want you to keep your oral hygiene as a top priority, so you can maintain your bright white smile. Here are some spring cleaning dental care tips you should note:

Replace Your Toothbrush 

We recommend looking at the state of your toothbrush this spring. The Canadian Dental Association recommends changing your toothbrush every three months. If you notice that your toothbrush’s bristles are frayed before the three months are over, the toothbrush should be replaced. Our dentists, Dr. Rik Patel and Dr. Christine Caulfold, always recommend using a soft brush, with rounded bristles. A toothbrush in good condition will clean your teeth properly and keep them in good condition. 

Check Mouthwash and Toothpaste Expiration Dates

It is important to remember that your dental care products have an expiration date. Thus, take a look at your mouthwash and toothpaste and dispose of the products that have already expired. Using expired products will do more harm to your teeth than good. 

Brush and Floss Regularly  

If you ever forget to floss or brush in the morning before going out, spring is the time to get serious about your oral health habits. Proper flossing and brushing will keep your teeth pearly white and prevent tooth decay. We recommend brushing twice a day for at least two minutes each time and flossing at least once a day. 

Whitening and Brightening 

Spring is the time to get the smile you’ve always wanted. As professional dentists in Scarborough, we know how to whiten your teeth, and consequently increase your smile power. If you don’t want to wait for months to see results with home whitening kits, you can take advantage of our whitening services and get results instantly!

Biannual Dental Exams 

To maintain optimal oral health, we recommend visiting our dental office at least twice annually for dental exams and cleanings. They will examine and clean your teeth professionally to keep them healthy and esthetically pleasing. Professional dentists will polish stains away and remove any tartar buildup. Biannual appointments also allow you to ask your dentist about any concerns, and get custom advice on your daily cleaning routine. 

 Visit a Dentist In Scarborough

We provide preventative careteeth whiteningdental sealants, and other cutting-edge treatments to keep you happy with your smile. Our team would be happy to discuss any of the services we provide! Contact us today to book your next appointment! Both new and existing patients are welcome.