This year, pick a new years resolution you can keep that will help ensure your pearly whites stay in great shape. Be committed to one, two or even all of the things on this list and your mouth will thank you!
- Floss, floss, floss! Here’s an analogy to think about…. would you wash just one of your hands after you use the restroom? No way! Not flossing is like only washing one of your hands. Brushing only gets at the exposed parts of your teeth – not the sides. Flossing finishes the job.
- Buy a good electric toothbrush – they do make a difference. Recommended brands are Sonicare or Oral B.
- The soda isn’t just bad for the waistline. Try to cut down on soda and incorporate more water into your daily consumption. Drinking water immediately after eating helps to wash away food particles that might be stuck in the grooves of your teeth.
- Commit to seeing your dentist twice a year. We know it’s probably not your favorite item on your to-do list, but two cleanings a year can help you avoid the need for procedures down the road.
Happy new year – call us to get your first cleaning of 2018 scheduled!