The arrival of spring brings many beautiful things. Gorgeous weather, breezy days, refreshing rain and just a general sense of newness. Of course, spring season in the Rio Grande Valley also means plenty of barbeques and family get-togethers.
But with all that delicious food, drinks and treats going around, plaque and tartar are bound to accumulate quicker than the size of your spring-cleaning to-do list.
In order to keep your teeth healthy and smile gorgeous, don’t forget that your teeth are going to need a bit of spring cleaning too. Our friendly and experienced McAllen and La Feria family dentists at WhiteWing Dental have come up with the best some of the best reasons why spring is the perfect time to come in for a checkup and dental cleaning.
The Benefits of Spring Cleaning Your Teeth (Plus a Few Tips)
1. Out with the Old, In with the New
Spring cleaning is the perfect time to throw out any mouthwash and toothpaste that has gone past their expiration date.
When it comes to your toothbrush, while you might not realize it, bacteria can get trapped in there, meaning you can reintroduce that winter illness back into your body (and home). Make sure to get rid of those old winter toothbrushes, as well, for everyone in the family.
2. Prevents Cavities
With the spring season comes cold beverages including sports drinks, sodas, slushies, milkshakes and much more. These sugar-filled drinks are notorious for causing cavities.
During a spring cleaning, your team at WhiteWing Dental will perform an array of cleaning techniques such as polishing, debridement, and scaling if they see too much plaque and tartar build up, which is a great preventive measure against cavities.
3. A Bit of Allergy Relief
The Rio Grande Valley is frequently rated as one of the worst areas for those who suffer from allergies. Unfortunately, seasonal allergies can affect your oral health including causing tooth pain, increased sensitivity, dry mouth, and even a sore throat.
A spring cleaning can help you better understand any allergy-related issues you may be suffering from. If you take the necessary medicines to control your allergies but still have tooth pain, then it may be something your dentist needs to take a look at.
4. Prevent Gum Disease: Happy Mouth Equals a Happy Body!
You might be wondering if there is a connection between your overall health and your dental health. The simple answer is YES!
Removing tartar and plaque buildup is essential to your oral health as they can lead to gum disease. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss as well as damage the bones and supporting tissues in your mouth. If that wasn’t scary enough, gum disease has also been linked to diabetes, heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, chronic inflammation and many other serious health conditions.
Thankfully, regular visits to the dentist – which should include a spring cleaning – can help to greatly reduce the risk of developing oral health issues.
5. A Fresh Spring Start
Have you looked into the mirror recently and noticed that your teeth have become a little more stained than usual? Drinking beverages such as wine, coffee, black tea – and especially smoking – can really take a toll on the aesthetic quality of your teeth.
Now that spring is here, it’s the perfect time to start on the road to healthy new behaviors. And you can start off on the right foot by visiting WhiteWing Dental to help you get rid of those stains. Leave with a beautiful, fresh and polished spring smile.
Visit the knowledgeable McAllen dentists at WhiteWing Dental to learn more about our dental cleaning services.