New Year’s Resolution: Improve Your Oral Health

Dec 26, 2016

Have you decided what to do in the new year for your resolutions? You’re probably thinking about exercising, eating better, and conquering a goal you have yet to achieve and has been on your list for the last few years. As important as exercising, eating healthy, and achieving a goal is, your oral health is just as important. Similar to your physical health, taking the time to care for your oral health will help prolong your life and keep you as healthy as possible. Don’t take your oral health for granted, if you don’t visit the dentist, eat a lot of sugar, and smoke cigarettes you’re damaging your oral health more than you know. With a dentist’s guidance, take the time to create a routine that will help keep your oral health as superb as possible. To make an appointment with a dentist who will help put you on the right track to great oral health, contact us.

Visit A Dentist

The first step you should take toward better health in the year 2017 is to visit a dentist. When you visit a dentist you’ll be able to go over all of the things that may or may not be wrong with your teeth. Our dentist is able to meet your personal needs by doing an overall check up to see whether you need tooth extractions, root canals, fill cavities, or anything else that might be wrong with your oral health. The objective is to visit a dentist twice a year to ensure your oral health is where it should be. Our dentist can offer compassionate dental care and comprehensive skills to take a look at your oral health.

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To make sure your oral health is the best possible, make sure to brush at least twice a day. We recommend brushing three times a day, after every meal, but we understand if you forget or don’t have the time for this frequent of brushing. When you brush your teeth make sure to brush for two minutes. A good way to figure that out is by brushing for 30 seconds on each portion of your mouth. Set a timer, or watch the clock, to make sure you hit your two minutes for each brushing. Brush in the morning when you wake up and before you go to bed to ensure you remove all of the food particles from your mouth.


In addition to brushing, make sure to practice flossing. Flossing is an efficient way to remove all of the food particles that get in between your teeth. Make sure to floss after you brush to remove all of the food particles that you may have missed. When you floss between your teeth you’re able to catch all of the bits of food stuck there and avoid getting cavities between your teeth.

Quit Tobacco

This may be a resolution already, but cigarettes harm your oral health and your overall health. Cigarettes can cause many different diseases, but they can also discolor your teeth and give you bad breath. There are many different ways to quit smoking and using tobacco, just use your resources and figure out the best solution for you.

Obtain better, healthier oral health by making it your New Year’s resolution. Set up an appointment today and get the beautiful, perfect smile you’ve always wanted.

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