The arrival of spring after a lazy winter is as good as a new year, a fresh start for different things. One of the ways spring is celebrated is through spring cleaning, which doesn’t only have to be about your house, but your teeth and smile. Here are some spring tips to help you maintain an optimal dental health:
EAT A CALCIUM-RICH BREAKFAST:
Many people dwell on a poor breakfast routine while others decide to skip it altogether. Remember that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and should be rich in calcium to not only help you throughout the day, but also prove beneficial for your teeth and bones in the long run. Add calcium in the form of dairy products to your breakfast to help nourish your teeth and ensure its overall strength.
Not only will this help detox your body, but also wash away any acidic or sugar content left in your mouth and make survival of bacteria harder.
DON’T USE YOUR TEETH AS AN OPENER TOOL:
If you like to use your teeth when opening bottles, cans and God knows what, remember that it may seem cool now, but no one will be impressed when you wind up losing a tooth.
REPLACE YOUR OLD TOOTHBRUSH:
You should replace your old toothbrush with new ones every few months. However, if you haven’t in a long time, right now is the best time.
REPLENISH YOUR FLOSS SUPPLY:
Stock your floss supply if you floss every day. Stock your floss supply even if you don’t. If you think flossing is one heck of a daily chore, start off slow. Begin stroking the tooth twine by flossing twice a week in the first month, three times a week in the second, four times a week in third…and so forth.
VISIT A DENTIST TWICE A YEAR:
Most dentists propose a minimum of two visits annually, and more for people with relatively poor oral health. If you get a check up twice every three years, it is time you saw your dentist more often to circumvent potential problems from developing, and actually save money in the long run by avoiding costly treatments.
These are some spring tips to preserve optimal dental health that you should start following right away.