A Spring Cleaning for Your Teeth

March is the month when the spring season finally arrives. While Floridians are barely affected by the winter season, spring is still an exciting time. From new foliage planted outside to a special springtime sunshine above, this is an excellent time for being to reflect, organize, and clean. Yes, spring cleaning is among us and it’s important to begin this season with a fresh start. While many think of spring cleaning as a time to clean out their garage or wash their windows, spring cleaning can (and should) be a time to evaluate your oral care routine. March is also National Nutrition Month, which is a great excuse to really focus on your oral health and what you are putting in your body.

Taking your dental health into account while doing your spring cleaning this year is a great idea for the entire family. Keep the following tips in mind for health eating and great oral care this season and for the rest of the year:

  • Schedule your next appointment with your dentist
  • Start a flossing regimen
  • Buy a new toothbrush
  • Implement mouthwash into your daily oral care routine
  • Drink more water
  • Limit the amount of fruit juices and soda that you drink
  • Take multivitamins daily

It is also important to add these foods into your regular diet:

  • Celery
  • Apples
  • Cheese
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries

Remember, try to avoid hard candies and chewy candies as well as coffee. If and when you do consume these things, be sure to brush as soon as possible afterwards. March is a great time to get things organized and cleansed, make that extra effort to incorporate oral health habits into your spring cleaning this year!

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