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Dental Hygiene Tips for Spring 2023

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Dental Hygiene Tips for Spring 2023

Posted on Mar 30 2023

 Hey folks! Dr. Westford from Westford Family Dental here.

Spring is a season of new beginnings and fresh starts. As you prepare to welcome the warmer weather, it is important to prioritize your dental hygiene routine. Poor dental hygiene can lead to serious health issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath. In this blog post, we will share some dental hygiene tips for Spring 2023 to keep your smile healthy and bright.

Schedule a Dental Checkup:

Spring is the perfect time to schedule a dental checkup. Regular dental exams can help identify and treat dental issues before they become serious. Your dentist can also perform a professional cleaning to remove any buildup of plaque or tartar. A dental checkup can help you start the season with a healthy smile.

Brush and Floss Regularly:

Brushing and flossing are essential for maintaining good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, for two minutes each time. Use a fluoride toothpaste to protect your teeth against cavities. Floss daily to remove food particles and plaque from between your teeth.

Replace Your Toothbrush:

If you haven't replaced your toothbrush in a while, Spring is a good time to do it. Old toothbrushes can harbor bacteria and be less effective at cleaning your teeth. Replace your toothbrush every three to four months or sooner if the bristles are frayed.

Stay Hydrated:

Drinking plenty of water is not only good for your overall health but also for your dental health. Water helps wash away food particles and bacteria that can lead to cavities and bad breath. Drink water throughout the day, especially after meals and snacks.

Limit Sugary Foods and Drinks:

Sugar is a major contributor to tooth decay. Limit your intake of sugary foods and drinks, such as soda, candy, and desserts. If you do indulge, be sure to brush your teeth soon after.

Chew Sugarless Gum:

Chewing sugarless gum after meals can help stimulate saliva production, which helps neutralize acid and wash away food particles. Look for gum that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

Protect Your Teeth:

If you play sports, consider wearing a mouthguard to protect your teeth and mouth from injury. Also, avoid using your teeth as tools to open packages or bottles, which can cause chips or cracks.


Taking care of your dental health is important year-round, but Spring is a great time to refresh your routine. By following these dental hygiene tips, you can maintain a healthy and beautiful smile all season long. Don't forget to schedule a dental checkup and cleaning to start the season off right.