Wishing you a happy New Year!
Have you established your intentions for 2023 yet? We certainly have! We pledge to present our patients with the highest-grade, most thorough dental care possible. Moreover, we promise to listen to your desires and support you in achieving your smile objectives, creating smiles that are not only beautiful but healthy too. New year, new smile!
Suggestions for ways to improve or create a new smile this year:
Make sure to brush and floss daily.
To preserve good oral health, the two key activities are brushing and flossing. Consistent brushing two times a day using fluoride toothpaste and flossing once each day can remove plaque, bacteria and leftover food particles that lead to cavities and gum disease.
Brushing your tongue is an important part of dental hygiene.
By brushing your tongue, you can eliminate the bacteria that lead to bad breath and other oral health problems. This helps freshen your breath and maintain good oral hygiene.
Did we mention flossing regularly?
Though it is often neglected, flossing is just as essential as brushing your teeth. By flossing regularly, you can clean the plaque and food particles from in between your teeth and around the gum line that brushing may miss. Plus, flossing helps to encourage healthy gums, ultimately helping to prevent gum disease.
It is important to make regular visits to your dentist.
Having a checkup and cleaning at the dentist twice a year is important for maintaining oral health. At your appointment, your dental team will look for any indicators of decay or gum disease and will provide preventive care to help keep your smile looking great.
Eat healthy meals.
Maintaining a balanced diet that is low in sugar and high in nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains can help your teeth stay strong and healthy. Eating crunchy foods such as apples and carrots helps give you an extra boost in removing plaque from your teeth.
Be sure to stay hydrated by drinking water daily.
Staying hydrated is essential for maintaining good oral health. Water flushes out bacteria and food particles while keeping your mouth moist, which helps protect against cavities. To further promote strong teeth and reduce the risk of decay, it’s best to drink fluoridated water.
Smoking, vaping and other forms of tobacco use can increase the risk of oral health problems such as gum disease, discoloration of teeth and oral cancer. Quitting will improve your overall health and reduce the chances of these issues.
Protect your teeth.
Mouthguards play an important role in protecting your teeth when you’re participating in sports. Likewise, night guards can help protect against damage caused by grinding of the teeth during sleep.
Undergo a cosmetic treatment.
Cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of solutions to help you make drastic improvements to your smile. Our services range from teeth whitening to veneers, dental implants and smile makeovers – you’ll have the perfect smile in no time!
Talk to us about TMD
You may have TMJ disorder, or TMD, if you experience jaw pain or headaches. Our team can help diagnose and treat your TMD to give you relief from your symptoms.
Keep an eye out for symptoms of sleep apnea.
If you snore loudly or are constantly tired despite getting enough sleep each night, it could be a symptom of sleep apnea, which is a serious condition that can negatively affect your wellness. Talk to us about ways we can help you manage it.
Maintaining your dentures is important.
If you have dentures, it is essential to look after them. Clean your dentures every day and make sure to come in for maintenance or changes as needed.
To begin the new year the right way, look after your teeth. Transform your teeth into a new smile! Good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing regularly as well as following our additional advice, can result in a smile that lasts for years.
If you need assistance or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you achieve your resolution of a new smile this year! We can’t wait to help you achieve your smile ambitions this year!