How to Spring Clean Your Dental Routine

Spring has officially arrived. For many people, spring is all about clean, fresh starts. The warmer weather and blooming flowers of spring may send some of you into a spring cleaning frenzy around your homes. But before you grab your duster and rubber gloves, don’t forget your dental routine could use some sprucing up as well.


Spring Clean Your Dental Routine

1. Brush for Two Minutes, Two Times a Day. Brushing your teeth twice a day will help keep the plaque and bacteria away.

2. Replace Your Toothbrush. According to the American Dental Association, it’s best to replace your toothbrush every three to four months. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.

3. Sanitize Your Toothbrush Holder. A toothbrush holder is a major breeding ground for germs. Be sure to rinse and sterilized your toothbrush holder as a part of your spring cleaning tasks.


4. Deep Clean Your Children’s Mouthguards. Mouthguards can be a breeding spot for dangerous bacteria that cause cavities, periodontitis, and possibly tooth loss. So, it is important that you keep mouthguards clean and germ-free by washing them with soap, a toothbrush, and cool running water. 

5. Change Your Toothpaste. Crest Gum Detoxify toothpaste is a specially formulated toothpaste with Activated Foam technology that reaches below the gum line to neutralize harmful bacteria and significantly improve gum health. The Activated Foam in Crest Gum Detoxify goes around, and even below the gum line for lasting gum protection; seeks out bacteria by penetrating hard to reach places; gently cools gums during and after brushing. I’ve been using this toothpaste for a while now and I really like it. I started using it last year when I took Crest’s “Detoxify Your Gums” challenge and have been using it since then. it makes my teeth feel really clean. But don’t just take my word for it. It was recently featured on an episode of the Dr. Oz Show on gum health. They did a quick experiment to show the benefits of brushing with a toothpaste formulated for gum health. Want to try it out yourself? You can find Crest Gum Detoxify at Walmart and

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Don’t Forget to Floss. Flossing will help loosen and remove plaque beneath the gum line that could potentially lead to inflammation or gum disease.

Schedule a Dental Cleaning. While good dental hygiene can go a long way toward preventing plaque and tartar, it’s nearly impossible to remove with regular brushing or flossing. Regularly visiting the dentist, at least twice a year, helps to ensure that your oral health is in its best possible shape.

These quick and easy tips on how to spring clean your dental routine can help you spring into summer with a super healthy, shiny white smile!

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Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 13-year old boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Contact her at

How to Spring Clean Your Dental Routine

by Diane time to read: 2 min