Spring is finally here, and the team at Beyond Dental Health couldn’t be happier! The warmer weather and sunlight bring a renewed sense of energy and vitality, inspiring many of us to make healthier choices and get outside. We believe that spring is the perfect time to focus on health, especially when it comes to oral health. Here are just a few reasons why:
Spring cleaning isn’t just for your house – it’s for your mouth too!
Just as you might clean out your closets or deep clean your carpets in the spring, it’s a great time to give your mouth a little extra attention. A dental preventive care visit, with a cleaning and exam, can help start the season off right. A professional cleaning will remove any built-up plaque or tartar that could lead to gum disease or cavities. Your dentist can also check for any signs of oral health problems that may need to be addressed, ensuring that you have a healthy smile for the season ahead.
The longer days and warmer weather make it easier to stay active.
Regular exercise is important for overall health, including oral health. Being physically active can help reduce your risk of gum disease and tooth decay, and it can also help reduce stress – a known risk factor for oral health problems. With longer days and warmer weather, it’s easier to get outside and be active. Consider going for a walk or bike ride after dinner, or join a local sports league to meet new people and get some exercise at the same time. Our family loves playing basketball in the driveway – it’s a fun and easy way to stay active and enjoy the beautiful weather!
Spring produce is fresh, tasty, and good for your teeth.
Eating a healthy diet is key to maintaining good oral health. In fact, our focus for April is the launch of our nutrition program for patients, which will include recipes and advice. Spring is a great time to focus on incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables into your meals. Not only are these foods packed with vitamins and minerals that your body needs, but they’re also great for your teeth. Crunchy fruits and vegetables like carrots, celery, and apples can help clean your teeth as you chew, while leafy greens like spinach and kale are rich in calcium – a mineral that helps keep teeth strong.
Spring allergies can impact your oral health.
If you suffer from allergies in the spring, you may notice some changes in your oral health as well. Allergies and allergy medications can cause dry mouth, which can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. If you’re experiencing dry mouth, talk to your dentist about ways to alleviate your symptoms and protect your oral health.
At Beyond Dental Health, we believe that spring is the perfect time to focus on your health, including your oral health. If you’re due for a dental preventive care visit or have any concerns about your oral health, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at 781.650.2200. We’re here to help you achieve a healthy, happy smile all year long!