Hello Spring!


A lot of people do spring cleaning, cleaning out their homes after the winter season, opening windows, cleaning closets, and even scrubbing baseboards. Your dentist at My Tooth Docs wants to remind all of our patients and neighbors that giving your teeth a “spring cleaning” can also help protect them. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Replace your toothbrush with a new one

The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every 3-4 months. If you haven’t changed your toothbrush all winter, now is the perfect time to do so. Choosing a toothbrush with soft bristles is important, as medium and hard bristles can actually damage your teeth. Invest in an electric toothbrush if you’re using a manual toothbrush. Your dentist at My Tooth Docs in Naperville or South Holland can help you find the right toothbrush.

Make sure you have enough supplies

When you clean your house for spring, it’s important to get rid of all the expired items from your fridge and pantry. You should also check your dental supplies. Dental care products like toothpaste and mouthwash have expiration dates, so it’s important to toss anything that has expired. You may also want to try out a new toothpaste or mouthwash during this time. You can ask your dentist for recommendations about new products available and which might be right for you.

Regularly visit the professionals at My Tooth Docs

The spring is a good time to schedule your dental checkup and cleaning, especially if you have not seen the dentist in more than six months. In order to maintain a healthy smile all year round, regular dental cleanings and checkups are crucial. Preventive dentistry appointments include:

  • Plaque buildup cannot be removed by brushing and flossing at home
  • It is often easier to treat potential problems if they are caught early
  • The professionals at My Tooth Docs will take x-rays to see what’s underneath your teeth


Health of the mouth & overall

Oral health is closely related to overall health, so it’s crucial to take care of both. In order to protect your smile against decay and oral health diseases such as gum disease, you should visit your dentist twice a year, replace your toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash regularly, and brush and floss every day.

Make an appointment with your My Tooth Docs dentist today to celebrate the spring season with a gentle dental cleaning and checkup!

My Tooth Docs: Your go-to dentist in Naperville and South Holland Remember, with My Tooth Docs we are here to help!  Contact My Tooth Docs today and find out why we have been a trusted resource. Serving Naperville and South Holland, Illinois, My Tooth Docs will make you feel right at home. Make your appointment today for patient-centered dental care and a lifetime of beautiful smiles.