The time for spring cleaning is here! Maybe you’re busy spring cleaning your closet, or cleaning your entire house, but have you thought to “spring clean” your oral hygiene routine?
Oral hygiene isn’t a static process. By upgrading your toothbrush, reconsidering the way you care for your teeth, and cleaning the space where you keep your toothbrushes, you can enjoy a cleaner, happier mouth full of clean, healthy teeth. Below, we’ve listed several things you can do to “clean” your oral hygiene routine.
Replace or Upgrade Your Toothbrush
Is your toothbrush working well for you? If not, there’s no time like the present to replace your toothbrush head (in the case of electronic toothbrushes) or upgrade your toothbrush entirely. If you’re still using a manual toothbrush, consider upgrading to an electric toothbrush.
There are many innovative options available at various price points. Replacing your toothbrush can help you reach parts of your mouth that you aren’t able to reach with your current brush, and if you’re switching to an electric toothbrush, you’ll enjoy extra cleaning power. Learn more about the advantages of electric toothbrushes in our recent blog article.
Clean Your Toothbrush Holder and Environs
Toothbrush holders have a way of getting dirty – very dirty. Old toothpaste can crust the inside of your toothbrush holder, and if your holder doesn’t dry well enough, it could become even messier than is being described here. Clean your toothbrush holder well by soaking it in water mixed with vinegar to loosen the old toothpaste, then scrub the inside.
Finally, organize your tooth brushing tools and their backups. This can help you know how many containers of floss you own and whether you need to buy more. Do you have an opened mouthwash and a backup one ready for use? Do you have enough toothpaste? Get organized so that you’ve got enough tools to keep your teeth clean for months to come.
While you’re organizing your oral hygiene tools, check the expiration dates of your mouthwash and toothpaste. Replace these items if necessary.
Shop Around for Oral Hygiene Tools
While you’re shopping for oral hygiene tools like mouthwash and toothpaste, ask yourself how happy you are with the oral hygiene tools you have at your disposal. Switch up your mouthwash and toothpaste if desired, especially if products are expired or ineffective. You can wait to take this shopping trip after a trip to the dentist, where you can get recommendations for a new toothpaste that could help you take better care of your teeth.
Request a Dental Cleaning for this Spring
If you’re thinking about switching up your oral hygiene routine and you’re going to the dentist to get advice, why not refresh your smile with professional teeth whitening at the same time? Contact Weninger Dentistry to learn more about getting teeth whitening in Tampa. Call today to set up an appointment.