2019 New year, New you!
New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile
With the new year approaching, you may have already begun to think about your New Year’s resolutions. Why not make one of your New Year’s resolutions improving your dental health?
- Brush Twice Daily and Floss Once a Day
Brushing and flossing protect your teeth from decay and gum disease, which is caused by your teeth’s most persistent enemy, plaque – a sticky, colorless, invisible film of harmful bacteria that builds up on your teeth every day. Both brushing and flossing are equally important for good oral health: according to the Academy of General Dentistry, only flossing can remove plaque from between teeth and below the gumline, where decay and gum disease often begins.
- See Your Dentist for Regular Checkups
By seeing your dentist at least twice a year, you can help prevent any dental health problems before they cause discomfort or require more comprehensive or expensive treatment. Regular visits allow your dentist to monitor your oral health and recommend a dental health regimen to address areas of concern.
For this new year, resolve to treat your mouth right- your teeth and your body will thank you for it!
Some information courtesy of the Academy of General Dentistry.