3 Strategies For A Healthy Spring Smile [BLOG]

Are you as excited about spring as we are?
For one thing, we get to finally come out of that long hibernation and soak up some fresh springtime air.
Another reason to look forward to spring, at least for our team at Rod Gleave, DMD, is that we get to see you for your next dental checkup!
It’s part of our ongoing commitment to helping you keep your teeth strong, healthy, and beautiful!

3 Strategies For A Healthy Spring Smile!

It’s time to get outside and enjoy the new, fresh spring season!
But like any changes to your routine and lifestyle, you’ll want to know how those changes may affect your teeth so you can better protect your smile and oral health.
Here are three simple strategies for a healthy spring smile!

#1 – Schedule A Dental Cleaning & Exam

The best way to keep your smile healthy this spring, and every turn of the season beyond, is to commit to routine professional dental care.
You can brush twice a day and floss once a day at home, eat nutritious foods, and stay well-hydrated all on your own.
But the only way to detect gum disease in its earliest stage and to remove tartar buildup from your teeth and gums is by letting our trained professionals clean and examine your mouth at least twice each year.
If you haven’t made an appointment for your first cleaning and exam of the year, make sure you do that right away so you won’t have to worry about it later!

#2 – Restore Or Replace A Problem Tooth

Keeping your natural teeth strong and healthy for as long as possible is the best way to prevent future tooth loss and preserve your oral health throughout your lifetime.
Sometimes that requires restorative dentistry.
Most of the time, a problem tooth can be treated with simple restorative techniques like dental fillings, gum disease treatment, or root canal therapy.
That’s not difficult at all as long as you keep visiting us throughout the year for routine check-ups. We can spot problems with your teeth and treat them early before they get worse and need more complicated treatment later.
If you have a decayed, cracked, broken, or infected tooth, don’t put off restorative dental treatment thinking it will get better on its own.
It won’t! But lucky for you, that’s what Dr. Gleave and our team are here for!

#3 – Be Prepared For Dental Emergencies

Spring is a welcome change after a long, cold winter being cooped up inside.
But with that comes certain risks for dental emergencies. You’re more active, you may participate in spring sports, or you’re planning a vacation for spring break.
How do these pose any sort of threat to your smile?
An active lifestyle is great for your health, but you should be aware of the potential risks involved with exercise and sports-related oral injuries such as a blow to the mouth from an elbow or a ball.
When you’re traveling, it may be hard to find emergency dental care, which can make saving a loose or knocked out tooth less likely to be saved.
You can, however, be prepared so you can save time, and possibly, save an injured tooth.
First, store the phone number to our Salt Lake City, UT dental office in your contact list.
We can arrange to see you as soon as possible so you can get the treatment you need right away.
If you have travel plans this spring, research your destination and save the contact information of the nearest dentist who can treat your dental emergency.

Call Us For An Appointment!

This spring, trust Dr. Gleave and our team to help you protect your teeth and gums from dental problems that threaten your health and your smile.
We have the latest technology to detect issues going on inside your mouth early so we can address them before they cause dental health problems for you later.
It’s all about maintenance, and we’re happy to help you eat comfortably, smile confidently, and enjoy lasting oral health.
Call our Salt Lake City dental office at (801) 923-6406 or fill out our online form to request an appointment.