With spring almost here and warmer weather on the way, now is the perfect time for a spring cleaning - of your mouth! It may not seem obvious, but changing your oral health routine each season is a must to maintain a healthy smile. Here are some things you can do to maintain your oral health this spring.
Toss Old Brushes
It’s been a long winter full of colds and flus and holiday indulgences - all of which can linger in your toothbrush. Don’t keep using the same worn and germy brush. Spring is the perfect time to spring for new brushes for the whole family.
Beware of Allergies
Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Spring is the beginning of allergy season for many people, which can often mean sticky antihistamine medicines and lots of sneezing. Sinus congestion can cause everything from tooth pain to broken teeth and jaw stiffness, so if you do get allergies, see your doctor as soon as possible for treatment.
Let Down Your Guard
Have a mouth guard for winter sports? It may be time to get a new one for spring sports. Examine your mouth guard for any cracks or tears before continuing to use it. Wearing it a lot? It could be time for your mouth guard to get a spring cleaning itself. Giving it a bath in denture cleanser will leave it fresh and clean smelling.
Checkup on Things
Spring is also the perfect time for your semi-annual dental exam and cleaning before vacation season begins. Your semi-annual checkup is more than just a cleaning - it's a way for Dr. Lederman to check up on your overall oral health, including the health of your gums, tongue and teeth.
Ready to make your spring appointment? Contact Dr. Lederman's office at 516-882-1764.