Spring cleaning… for your mouth!

Spring will quickly be upon us – and with it, the spring cleaning craze begins!

Many of us will be combing through the home and throwing away old supplies for new ones. These may even include supplies in the bathroom. While you’re in there, throw away mostly-used tubes of toothpaste, old toothbrushes or toothbrush heads, and any other supplies which aren’t the same color now compared with what they originally came as!

Also, don’t forget to take stock of what your dental care supplies are – and what you may be missing. Here are some key items for your oral care arsenal that you should be sure to buy along with new clothes and furniture cleaning supplies for spring.

Toothbrush

Make sure you have the right toothbrush for your mouth and your needs. If you have a hard time removing all plaque and food debris when you typically brush, you may want a harder or larger brush head. Or, if you find that it hurts after you brush, a soft or ergonomic toothbrush may be better.

You should also consider whether you should invest in an electric or sonic toothbrush. The additional motor power offered by these toothbrushes could be a huge benefit for your teeth; speak with us about them to find out whether they are right for you.

Floss and floss picks

Just as important as the right toothbrush is the right floss. Make sure you select floss that allows you the flexibility – without breaking – of reaching everywhere in between and around your teeth. If you’re having trouble reaching all those deep areas between molars, you may want to get floss picks instead. These disposable picks can provide you that extra maneuverability you need to make sure you clean out every aspect of your mouth.

Toothpaste

There are nearly as many toothpastes these days as there are shampoo and conditioner options in the health aisle at your typical retail store! You can ask us for guidance on the type of toothpaste that’s right for you.

Notably, you can now find a variety of toothpastes that have special enamel-hardening properties. These are recommended for those who are heavy drinkers of coffees, teas, fruit juices and sodas, which can tear down your enamel if you’re not careful.

Mouthwash

Even if you’re not a fan of how mouthwash feels to the mouth, there’s no mistaking that it’s an important part of your oral care routine. You can now purchase alcohol-free versions of mouthwash that may make using it a bit easier. Also look for mouthwash that’s designed for sensitive teeth.

Dental picks

Even floss can’t get everywhere! That’s why you should invest in dental picks – they are especially effective at getting rid of hardened plaque near the gum lines.

For more tips on cleaning supplies for your mouth, come visit our website at HealthySmile.com  or call us at (708) 460-3040 to set up an appointment!