dental health penrith

Simple Tips for a Healthier Mouth This Spring

Are you planning some spring cleaning this season or perhaps intend to de-clutter your home? Don’t forget your bathroom shelves as it’s a great time of year to refresh your dental hygiene routine.

Buy a Brand-New Toothbrush

A new toothbrush or toothbrush head can make all the difference to your oral hygiene routine. You need a new toothbrush every three months or sooner if the bristles look worn. If you have recently had the flu or a bad cold, replace your toothbrush as bacteria can thrive amongst the damp bristles and could re-infect you.

Check Your Mouthwash is Still in Date

Did you realise your mouthwash has an expiry date? Using it beyond this date could affect its effectiveness, and you may notice it tastes less than pleasant.

Stock up on Floss

Most people use too little floss, and ideally, you need a length of about 45 cm which adds up fast. Stock up on floss or ask us for recommendations on brands.

Book Your Dental Appointments

We thoroughly recommend regular six-monthly checkups and cleanings for most people, and it’s a good idea to book your appointment well in advance. The spring and summer months can get busy, so get ahead by booking now, and especially if you are going away this summer.