Spring Clean your TeethWhile it may seem like the cold weather of winter doesn’t seem to end, here’s some good news: spring is just around the corner.

Warmer, sunny days, blooming flowers, singing birds and a sense of renewal dominates the season. As a part of clearing out the old and ringing in the new, spring cleaning commences.

It’s a good idea to give your home a deep-cleaning, re-organization and re-design. A high sense of satisfaction and accomplishment are common feelings resulting in spring cleaning.

Spring cleaning not only leaves you feeling good, it also cleans your home and unburdens you of your unnecessary belongings.

Why stop the renewing transformation with doing a thorough cleaning and updating of your home? Why not freshen up and renew your smile?

Your smile is important. Healthy teeth and gums enable you to properly chew and speak. They also reflect your health and unique personality.  Just like your home is not only a place to live, but a space that reflects who you are, so is your smile.

A great-looking smile also boosts your self-esteem, happiness and confidence.

How is your smile? Does it exude happiness, health, beauty and freshness or is it stained, full of chips or cavities, misshapen teeth or swollen, uncomfortable gums?

Are you reluctant to show off your smile, or are you letting it shine at every opportunity you get?

If you want to welcome in spring and wow your friends and family, it is time for a dental spring cleaning.

Why Your Teeth Deserve a Spring Cleaning

You may think that you need to have your teeth professionally cleaned for the sole purpose of a bright, beautiful smile. While this is true, your teeth deserve  a cleaning for additional reasons which includes:

Lowers risk of tooth decay and gum disease. While the beginning stages of tooth decay and gum disease are fairly common, many cases are treated when caught by a dental professional. Advanced stages of gum disease and tooth decay can result in additional, serious oral health conditions, ultimately in lost teeth.

Regular professional dental cleanings can help catch and treat tooth decay and gum disease.

Relief from tooth and jaw pain and discomfort. There are few things that are as irritating as jaw and tooth pressure, pain and discomfort. Oral pain is can have serious causes that may require immediate treatment. If you’re suffering from dental pain, it is recommended that you schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible.

Improved overall health. Did you know that your oral health and overall health are interconnected? The germs and bacteria causing tooth decay and gum disease can make compromise the immune system of the body to fight infections and disease in other parts of the body. Certain medical conditions, such as HIV and diabetes can hinder the mouth’s ability to fight plaque, germs and bacteria, which in turn will make the teeth and gums more susceptible to disease and decay.

Having your teeth undergo a spring cleaning will not only help keep them looking great, it will be an opportunity to ease tooth and jaw pain, improve your overall health and lowers your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

If you’d like to take your spring cleaning a step further, ask us about how to enhance your smile through veneers, or simple teeth whitening treatment.

Walk into spring this year with a clean, revitalized, healthy smile. Contact us today at Jared M. Smith General & Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule your teeth cleaning and dental exam appointment.