Spring is officially here, and as you’re mentally and physically cleaning things out, we’ve got a few tips on how to refresh your tooth care regimen.
• Replace your toothbrush. As a general guide, it’s a good idea to replace your toothbrush about every three months. If you haven’t done so recently, take this as an opportunity.
• Replenish your supplies. Low on floss? Mouthwash? Toothpaste? Make a list of the dental gear you’re low on and restock before you run out.
• Schedule a dental appointment. When was the last time you were at the dentist? Odds are, the holidays (candy! food!) took a bit of a toll on your teeth, and a quick visit to the dentist could prevent the need for more intensive treatment later on.
• Assess your habits. If you made any dental-related New Year’s Resolutions, now’s as good a time as any to check your progress and re-affirm your goals if you have to—it’s never too late!