Spring is here, and with it comes the tradition of spring cleaning. From decluttering a countertop to taking a hard look at organisation, it’s time to celebrate the end of winter.
However, another important cleaning this spring is also likely due: your dental hygiene appointment and an upgrade of your dental habits.
That’s right, spring cleaning is a great opportunity to get your dental hygiene back on track, update your dental gear, and get a quick checkup from My Local Dentists West Ryde.
With spring cleaning in full swing, here are some suggestions for your mouth, from My Local Dentists West Ryde.
Things you can do for a dental “spring cleaning”
Here are a couple of suggestions from the friendly folks at My Local Dentists West Ryde.
Floss at night. Flossing daily is critical to avoid plaque and tartar, a hard mineral deposit that can cause gum swelling and inflammation leading to gum disease.
But it turns out that the time you floss may also have something to do with how effective it is. During sleep, less cleansing saliva is produced, so bacteria are free to do more damage.
Our recommendation is to floss at night and go to bed with your mouth as clean as possible.
Replace your toothbrush. Try to remember how you’ve had your toothbrush. According to the Australian Dental Association, you should buy a new toothbrush every 3-4 months. When bristles are worn out or frayed, they just don’t clean as well.
So if you’ve had your toothbrush during winter, we recommend a brand new one for the new season. And if you get sick? Make sure that part of your aftercare is to buy a brand new toothbrush to avoid re-infecting yourself.
Upgrade your toothbrush. If you don’t feel as though your manual toothbrush is getting the job done, consider an electric toothbrush. An analysis of 56 studies published in 2014 found that electric models work better than manual brushes. Electric brushes reduced dental plaque 21 per cent more and gingivitis 11 per cent more after three months of use.
And if you have clumsy or inflexible hands, an electric toothbrush can make the whole process easier.
Stock your bathroom. While you’re spring cleaning the house, take a look at your stock of oral hygiene supplies. Are you low on toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, or other dental hygiene supplies you regularly use? Is your mouthwash past its expiration date? Spring cleaning is the perfect time to go shopping and stock up.
Dentures professional cleaning. Dentures should be brushed each day to keep the dentures and your mouth clean. Every once in a while, though, they can use a professional cleaning and checkup to see if they are still working right. Spring is a great time to take them to My Local Dentists West Ryde We can professionally clean them, check fit, and repair any damage.
What West Ryde can do!
Get a six-month cleaning at My Local Dentists West Ryde. Regular cleanings, including scaling and polishing, removes plaque and tartar (mineralised plaque) that builds up over time and is impossible to remove with regular brushing or flossing. Plus, getting a cleaning is a step toward keeping your breath spring-fresh!
Take time for yourself and your teeth – schedule a spring cleaning appointment with your West Ryde dentist and keep your smile bright.
Whiten those teeth. Part of spring cleaning can be painting a fence, a room, a house. We do this because a nice clean look is attractive, and that’s true for your teeth as well.
Teeth can become stained and discoloured for many reasons – some foods, medications, trauma and natural aging can cause teeth to dull and lose their whiteness. At My Local Dentists West Ryde, we have an answer!
If you are displeased with the colour of your teeth, we can whiten your teeth with our professional whitening systems. We offer two different types of whitening systems: take-home whitening kits and in-chair bleaching.
Repair slightly damaged teeth. A chip or crack on your tooth can affect the overall appearance of your smile as well as the health of your teeth. In addition, stained or discoloured teeth are unattractive.
If you have any of these issues, you might be a good candidate for bonding, a cosmetic and restorative dental procedure that improves the aesthetics of your teeth.
My Local Dentists West Ryde Advantage
At My Local Dentists West Ryde, our treatments and service are 100% personalised to you and your needs. Our dentists are highly motivated and accredited practitioners with graduate degrees from the University of Sydney. Alongside our dentists, the supporting staff at My Local Dentists West Ryde are tremendously dedicated and experienced to ensure that each visit with us is as pleasant as possible.
$600 Philips Zoom whitening in-chair
Call (02) 9809 7000 or visit us at Shop 20 West Ryde Marketplace 14 Anthony Road in West Ryde.