Give your mouth a Spring cleaning!
Your dental health is always important year-round. If you happened to fall off track this year with work, kids, a new house, or endless other things that come up, now is the time to get back into the swing of things.
Getting preoccupied is easy, getting back in to see your dentist is easy too!
People who stay on track with their cleanings are more likely to have less work that needs to be done and small cavities are detected before they get too large.
What happens when you miss cleanings?
Tartar develops at the gumline of your teeth and builds up until it is professionally cleaned.
Usually, everyone should be seen every 3 to 6 months depending on how many restorations they have or how fast they build tartar.
If either is a concern, then you are more than likely a candidate for a 3-month cleaning.
What do you do in the meantime to keep your teeth clean?
The best toothbrush on the market right now is a Sonicare toothbrush. This electric toothbrush rotates in ways that a manual toothbrush can not and gets under the gums at angles that we usually can not.
Flossing is extremely important in between cleanings as well.
Using a water pick for days that you can not get to flossing is acceptable a few days a week sometimes.