Welcome to 2018! New Year Resolutions normally center around setting goals and resolutions on eating healthier, exercising more often, forming better habits in general, or spending more time with family. Well how about setting goals to improve your oral health. It’s that important!
Essential dental hygiene only takes a couple minutes each day, making it a very easy resolution to keep and set for yourself! To help you get started, we would like to offer some recommendations that will help you improve your dental hygiene for the new year.
You Knew We Were Going to Start with Regular Teeth Brushing & Flossing
Brushing your teeth and flossing is so important to establishing a proper dental hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth keeps your mouth healthy and flossing removes bacteria that a toothbrush cannot reach. Your gums need to remain healthy and by flossing regularly, this will reduce the risk of gum disease. After your standard cleaning exams, we normally will give you a tooth brush, tooth paste and floss to take home with you. Your hygienist will also share with you the status of your teeth and may take gum-line measurements to ensure we’re doing our part in protecting and preserving healthy teeth and gums.
Did you Know That There Are Mouth-Healthy Foods?
Maybe you’re already setting a new year’s resolution to eating healthier. If so, you’re also helping to improve your dental health. Foods that are good for your teeth include dairy products and fibrous foods. Reducing the consumption of sugary foods and drinks will help prevent cavities and tooth/gum decay. Call our office or ask us next time we see you about which foods to consider adding and subtracting from your diet, and for the ones you love.
Regular Hygiene Cleanings is a Must
Twice a year for cleanings is standard procedure, so if you have not scheduled your 2018 dental cleaning, start the new year off right by calling us today. These visits are essential to your overall oral health. If you fear coming to the dentist, just let our receptionist know this so we can comfort you and take special care in ensuring your dental office experience is a good one. If you fear coming to the dentist, you are not alone and we know how to help you overcome the anxiety and fear of visiting a dental office.
Improving Your Dental Health for 2018 Starts Today!
Let us know if this article helped you in establishing good oral health goals for you and your family. If you are seeking more tips or advice in oral health for you and your family, or just have a question in getting started, please call us. We have three offices to serve you, one in Lawrence, KS, and two in Topeka, KS at Westport Drive or Shunga Office.