When it comes to your dental health habits, it’s safe to say that brushing and flossing can become routine. However, it’s wise to take a look at your oral health from time to time and note ways that you can improve it. And with sunshine and warmer weather on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to spring clean not only your house, but your mouth, too!
Read on for some tips on how you can get your mouth in its best condition this season.
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To ensure a brilliantly clean mouth, you should replace your toothbrush every three to four months (as recommended by the ADA) or even more frequently. When you use the same brush for too long, bacteria can be transferred to your mouth. The same is true for a tongue scraper.
In between replacing your tools, you should take care to rinse your brushes thoroughly after using to remove any excess food or paste. Brushes should be stored in an upright position in a place they can air dry. Further, all toothbrushes in your household should be stored separately to help stop cross-contamination.
To get a deeper clean, you may consider an electric toothbrush, which can loosen plaque and sweep away debris even better than a traditional toothbrush. And remember, the ADA recommends brushing two times a day for two minutes.
Schedule your dental visit
It is key to see your dentist for your dental exam and cleaning every six months (or even more often). Not only does this help keep your mouth in its best shape, your dentist can identify any potential issues that are lurking, such as cavities, gingivitis or even gum disease. Early detection and proper treatment can stop these issues from worsening.
Further, professional dental cleanings go far beyond everyday tooth brushing. During a cleaning, bacteria, tartar and plaque are cleaned away and teeth are left smoother and shinier.
Whether your six-month dental checkup is approaching, or if you’re experiencing a dental issue, or even if you wish to explore options for cosmetic dentistry in southeast Michigan, Dr. Milan is simply a call away.
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Dr. Mitchell Milan is one of the most sought-after dentists in metro Detroit and the state. As a well-known cosmetic dentist offering Invisalign Invisible Braces, professional teeth whitening, dental veneers and more, Dr. Milan has helped create thousands of impeccable smiles.
With a 20-year-long career in dentistry, he is pleased to offer the most advanced dental treatments, along with cutting-edge tools and techniques, to deliver the height of results. Equipped to handle nearly any dental issue or mouth condition, Dr. Milan takes pride in helping his patients smile confidently once again.
Are you ready to get your mouth in its best shape this season and year-round? Contact Dr. Milan today for a consultation.