Now, maybe more than ever, we are looking forward to warmer weather, ballgames, and barbecue. We are hopeful that this summer, we can get together with family and friends in person to share smiles and get back to the daily lives we want again.
When those days are here again, you don’t want to hide your happiness. You want to have a healthy smile. Don’t let dental problems prevent you from being yourself around the people you care about.
This is the time of year when many people conduct a Spring cleaning at home. So, why not schedule a Spring cleaning for your smile as well.
Start With the Basics of Good Oral Health
Having a consistent oral care routine is great for maintaining a healthy smile. It’s why the American Dental Association recommends:
- Brushing your teeth twice daily
- Flossing daily
- Getting professional cleanings and exams a few times each year
When you brush, use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Scrub your teeth (but not too hard) on all sides for two minutes each time. Brushing is a great way to remove harmful bacteria and plaque buildup.
As effective as brushing is, it still isn’t great at cleaning between teeth or between your teeth and gums. This is why flossing daily is important as well. Flossing can be done with dental floss, flossers, or water flossers. Find the option that works best for you, and make it part of your routine.
Good daily habits can reduce your risk of cavities and gum disease, but no one can eliminate that risk completely. Visiting our dental team gives you an opportunity to get a professional cleaning, while it gives us an opportunity to identify decay or gum infections early.
When you come in for a professional cleaning, you will leave knowing that plaque and tartar have been removed from your mouth. If we spot a problem, you will know right away, and you can get it treated before it develops into a more serious issue.
Restore Your Shine
After your teeth are cleaned, you can take things up another notch with professional teeth whitening.
As part of your Spring dental cleaning, why not remove the stains on your smile as well? At our practice, you have a couple of ways to bring back the shines to your smile:
- In-Office Whitening – For fast results, schedule an in-office treatment. In a single appointment, you can see an improvement in the color of your teeth.
- Take-Home Whitening Kits – If you prefer a do-it-yourself approach, you can get a whitening kit to use at your convenience. With custom-made trays and professional-grade whitening gel, you can see a big difference in a matter of weeks when it is used as directed.
Make Your Appointment Now
If you haven’t scheduled your next dental checkup yet, today is the day to reach out to our team at Davenport Dental Group in Laredo, TX. Contact us online, or call the location nearest to you at 956-242-6745 for our Junction Drive office or 956-517-2695 for our Winfield office.