Spring Clean Your Smile
It’s that time of year again when we traditionally put the winter behind us and embrace the newness and freshness of Spring with a thorough Spring Clean.
It’s the perfect way to clear away the cobwebs (both literally and figuratively!) knowing everything is sparkling and ready for the rest of the year. In fact, 93% of Britons* embrace this task every year. It makes us feel good.
But the home is not the only area we can “Spring Clean.” DenTek are on a mission to help everyone “Spring Clean” their smile and therefore reduce the likelihood of an unexpected dentist bill.
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Jennifer Hudson, Senior Brand Manager at DenTek says, “With the huge backlog of 43 million NHS dental appointments and soaring costs, it really pays to invest in the health of your teeth and Spring is a great time to shake up your oral care routine. That means brushing twice a day, using interdental cleaners at least once a day and cleaning the tongue. Our message is “prevention is better than cure.”
Although brushing your teeth may seem like a simple task, it’s easy to clean on “auto pilot” without ensuring teeth and gums are cleaned thoroughly. An electric toothbrush is well worth investing in if possible. They are more effective at removing plaque and bacteria from teeth and the built-in timers help you brush for the recommended time period.
Did you know 77% of tooth decay starts between the teeth but only 31% of us clean between the teeth on a regular basis. A toothbrush alone cleans just 60% of the tooth. To hit the other 40% that the toothbrush can’t reach, oral hygiene products such as DenTek’s floss picks and interdental brushes are a must.
The tongue harbours approximately 50% of the bacteria in your mouth which can cause cavities and gum disease. The bottom line is that if you’re not cleaning your tongue, you’re allowing bacteria to have a home in your mouth so the cleaner you keep your tongue the better! Simply use your toothbrush or a tongue cleaner (like DenTek’s Orabrush Tongue Cleaner) to brush the tongue surface for 15-30 seconds after brushing your teeth.
Dr Quintus Van Tonder, Clinical Director at Zandielle Dental Clinic in Attleborough says, “Many common dental issues are preventable or at least delayable by cleaning your teeth and mouth effectively. Most people know to brush their teeth but too few include interdental and tongue cleaning. By adding these important areas to your oral hygiene routine, you will save both your money and your smile.”
So, Spring Clean your oral routine and face 2023 with your healthiest smile yet!