Spring has sprung, and many of us are consequently refreshing our spaces and routines. Well, our Tinley Park dentists are here to encourage you to extend this mindset to include your oral hygiene routine. Keep reading to learn more from our dental team…
Kick off your oral health spring cleaning routine by completing a professional dental cleaning with your team. This type of cleaning is designed to reach and eliminate plaque and tartar that you may be missing at home. Professional cleanings also allow your team to screen your smile for signs and symptoms of oral cancer. The ADA recommends that patients complete two of these cleanings a year, so now is the perfect time to get one out of the way.
While you are focused on your oral health and your smile, take a look at your at-home routine and tools to see if it’s time for an upgrade. Did you know that toothbrush bristles actually become less effective over time, as they wear down? Toothpaste and mouth rinse formulations, too, expire after a period of time. Include an at-home oral hygiene review in your annual spring cleaning routine to stay current!
This is also a great time to identify some goals and intentions for your smile in the upcoming months. Whether your dental goals are aesthetic or structural, our team is here to help you achieve your objectives.
Even if it has been years since you’ve undergone a dental cleaning or assessment, our Orland Park dentists can help you get back on track. Give our dental team a call to get more information and to schedule a consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!