Spring Cleaning for Your Mouth

family teeth brushing Spring is the season for new beginnings! Newberg dentist Dr. Jennifer McLeod and her team at Newberg Family Dental invite you to take this opportunity for spring renewal to invest in your dental health.

There are many ways to focus time and energy on spring cleaning for your teeth. Here are a few ways Newberg Family Dental can help!

Take Time for Toothbrush Care

While cleaning up the rest of the house from the winter blues, take a moment to consider how long it’s been since you’ve had a new toothbrush. It’s important to buy new toothbrushes and change them out on a regular basis – every three months is a good guideline.

Make sure the toothbrush you choose fits comfortably in your hand and your mouth, and that the bristles are soft to avoid any unnecessary injury to gum tissue. Since it’s cold and flu season, it’s also essential to remember to promote long-term good health by replacing your toothbrush to avoid spreading germs.

Spring into a Wellness Routine

In the hustle and bustle of the winter holidays, it’s easy to let life take over and slip out of good habits like brushing and flossing teeth regularly. Re-establish these good dental habits now that spring has arrived!

Start with brushing your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once at night before bed. To protect teeth even more, carry a travel toothbrush in your purse or car in order to brush after eating a healthy lunch.

Floss or floss picks are also very convenient tools to have in your purse or car. Floss is an important but often neglected way to take care of your teeth by getting food particles and plaque build up out of hard to reach areas between teeth. It’s essential for good dental health to floss once a day – before bed is the easiest way to make it part of a good dental routine!

Come in for a Spring Teeth Cleaning

At Newberg Family Dental, Newberg dentist Dr. Jennifer McLeod and her team recommend coming in for a regular dental exam and teeth cleaning once every six months. These visits might be more often depending on your individual dental needs.

No matter how long it’s been since you’ve seen the dentist, Dr. McLeod and her team offer teeth cleaning with a gentle touch and a thorough comprehensive oral exam. If you’re spring cleaning, start with your mouth! The spring schedule is filling up, so call Newberg dentist Dr. Jennifer McLeod for your personal appointment at 503-278-4281.