Summer is here and that means it is the perfect time to check in with your oral hygiene routine. The kids are out of school for the summer and you most likely do not have to rush to get them ready in the mornings. This leaves your family with a little extra time in the mornings. Here are a few things that you can do to get started:
Buy A New Toothbrush: We recommend swapping out your toothbrush every 3-4 months. This should be done sooner if the brush bristles are frayed or if you have been sick. When you get sick and use your toothbrush it traps germs, bacteria, and viruses that may contaminate other toothbrushes stored nearby, so you should replace all of them. It’s convenient to keep extras on hand so they can be easily replaced when needed.
Keep Your Toothbrush Clean: Not only is a fresh toothbrush desirable, a clean one is too. You can help make sure it stays clean by storing it in a toothbrush holder in an upright position. Avoid storing your toothbrush in a closed container or one with a cover. Improper storage allows bacteria to flourish. It is also a good idea to let your toothbrush air dry completely between uses.
Schedule A Cleaning: If you or your family members haven’t had an annual dental checkup and cleaning so far this year, call Smile Center Dental today and schedule an appointment. Your teeth should be professionally cleaned at least once per year, and summer is a great time to get it out of the way.