Time for Your Spring Cleaning
It’s officially Spring! After a long and dreary winter, it’s time to break out and enjoy the sun. As you begin your spring cleaning throughout your home, it’s important to schedule the spring cleaning for your smile. Let your teeth and gums stay healthy and happy through the warmer months by scheduling your routine cleaning and exam with our Santee Dentist before you’re swept away in all the fun in the sun.
During Your Spring Cleaning
When you visit our office for your cleaning and exam, we’ll catch you up to speed on how your dental health is and answer any questions or concerns you have about your smile. We’re here to help and we want to ensure you’re getting the cleanest, strongest smile possible.
Our Santee Dentist will perform a thorough exam first to see what’s changed since your last visit. If it’s been over a year, it’s likely that x-rays will be taken so we can see what’s under the surface. With the help of x-rays, we’re able to see what can’t be seen with the naked eye and address any problems in their early stages in order to prevent them from worsening. There are numerous dental issues that, if addressed too late, cannot be reversed including gum disease.
After this, you’ll receiving your cleaning from one of our amazing hygienists. The build-up of plaque and bacteria will be efficiently removed from those hard-to-reach places that can’t be done at home. Then, we’ll polish your teeth to increase the resistance of stain and bacterial build-up on the surface to further protect your smile. Around this time, we encourage you to ask all questions you have about your dental health that our professionals can assist with, whether it be tips to better care at home or other procedures that may benefit your smile.
Now that you’re starting fresh with your newly cleansed smile, be sure to keep up the care! Adjust your daily routine to make sure you’re brushing AND flossing every single day. You’ve got a clean slate and it’s time to keep it that way. Be sure that you are:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day, every day, for at least two minutes. Your brushing routine should be careful, but thorough. Aggressively brushing your teeth won’t make them any cleaner – in fact, that will do more harm than good! Small, gentle circles are the best way to give your teeth and gums the best cleaning possible.
- Floss, floss, floss! This step is usually skipped and trust us, we can tell. It’s essential for warding off cavities, plaque buildup, and gum disease. Try flossing after your meals and be sure to floss before bed, too.
- Wondering about mouthwash? There are several kinds of mouthwashes that have different treatments, so don’t hesitate to ask our team about if mouthwash is right for you and which to try.
Benefits of Routine Cleanings
One of the most common reasons that people skip their routine visits to the dentist is that they don’t see anything wrong with their smile, so there’s no reason to go. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t the case. Many dental issues can’t be seen with the naked eye until they’ve gotten so extreme that extreme, advanced measures need to be taken. As dental health professionals, we don’t want you to get to that step! It will be completely avoided if you maintain your bi-annual visits for cleanings, exams, and x-rays.
By visiting our Santee Dentist every six months, you’re ensuring the following benefits for your smile:
- Healthier teeth and gums
- Fresher breath
- Brighter teeth
- Reduced risk for dental problems
- Improved overall health
- And more!
Call us today to get your spring cleaning started and ask us about ways to maintain a routine to protect, improve and strengthen your smile. We can’t wait to see you!