Spring is in the air! While we’ve still got more than a month until Spring officially starts on March 20th, One great way to get yourself ready for the new season is with a brighter, healthier smile! With the warmer weather comes days out on the town and walks in the park but with all this time spent out on the town, wouldn’t you want your smile to look it’s best?
With just a few weeks to Spring, it’s helpful to set up a game plan to get yourself ready to go for when the weather warms. Obviously sticking to a plan of brushing, flossing and using mouth wash, but the foods and drinks you enjoy can help you on your way to a cleaner and whiter mouth. For instance, if you’re a wine drinker, I would recommend switching from red to white. Red wine stains your teeth, plus nothing is quite as refreshing as a chilled glass of white wine on a warm Spring day! Also, crispy fruits and vegetables have a natural abrasiveness which can help remove stains from your teeth. Lettuce and zucchini are two crispy veggies that can help whiten your teeth and are both in season in the Spring! if you’re looking to whiten your teeth by using a bleaching kit, it’s always better to have help from a dentist rather than try to do it at home. A dentist has been professionally trained to control the timing and amount of solution.
If you haven’t replaced your brush in some time, the start of Spring might be a great time to do it! Ideally you should replace your toothbrush every 2-3 months. Make sure when picking out a tooth brush that you find one that fits your mouth (both literally and figuratively!).
A new season is a great time to get a cleaner and whiter smile! If you’d like to learn more about oral health or about our teeth whitening kits (free to all our patients) please visit us at www.moderndentistry.com or give us a call: (718)-339-6000.