When organizing your New Years Resolutions this year, it’s crucial that you don’t limit your “Get More Healthy” goals to just attending the gym and cutting carbs. Your health isn’t only about how your body looks or how much you weigh, it’s important to consider everything, including your mouth.
A healthy mouth and a bright smile are just as important as your overall health. The start of 2018 is the perfect time to make new habits and stick to them to get you closer to a healthy mouth and bright smile. Check out these Dental Resolutions for the 2018 New Year for results in a mouth that looks and smells healthy:
Brush Thoroughly Twice a Day
Brushing removes plaque and bits of food from in between teeth, on the outside and on the biting surfaces. Daily brushing and cleaning between your teeth is important because it removes this harmful plaque. If it isn’t removed, it continues to build up, feeding on the bits of food left behind and causing tooth decay and gum disease.
Flossing every day is essential to avoid plaque. Skipping only a few days allows bacteria to solidify and can result in cavities. This can eventually lead to gum disease which has been linked to heart disease, stroke and diabetes. By flossing, you are minimizing the chance of cavities, gum disease and any potential infections.
Limit Coffee and Alcoholic Drinks
These beverages can be very acidic and damaging to your teeth and often have staining effects that are long term. The tannins in coffee build up on tooth enamel and cause discoloration. There are a number of whitening solutions for coffee stains, but the best tactic is prevention.
See Your Dentist Regularly
Regular check-ups and cleanings will help you to maintain a healthy mouth and catch any potential cavities or infections so that you can address them before they become problematic.
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