Some 2019 Resolutions For Your Oral Health
Dental health is an important part of your overall wellness and a New Year is a great time to create resolutions that make keeping your healthy smile a priority. A lot of people make dental resolutions, which range from improving their flossing habits to completing dental treatment but whatever your goals might be, it is important to break them down into smaller steps to keep you motivated and consistent. We have put together some resolutions for you to keep your gums healthy and tooth decay away this year.
- One of the easiest resolutions you can make is to brush your teeth twice a day using an appropriately sized toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste to efficiently remove bacteria and plaque build-up. Flossing every day to remove plaque and food debris in areas your toothbrush can’t reach also helps to improve your oral health.
- Brushing and flossing at home is essential, but to ensure your teeth are thoroughly clean, you should schedule a professional dental cleaning at the very least once a year. During the appointment, it is easy for the oral health professional to detect early signs of problems such as small cavities and broken fillings.
- For efficient oral hygiene, we at Dental Clinic Parramatta, recommend replacing toothbrushes every three to four months. Especially when placed among others, toothbrushes can be breeding grounds for germs and bacteria, but frayed bristles also lose their effectiveness and will not get to all those tricky corners in-between your teeth.
- To prevent oral disease in its early stage, it is advisable to schedule a dental visit at least once a year, to allow the dentist to monitor the condition of your oral health and develop an appropriate treatment plan in case of an existing problem.
- Make it a resolution to quit smoking as the nicotine and tar in the tobacco can stain your teeth in a very short time. Smokers are also more likely to produce bacterial plaque, which leads to gum disease and can in severe cases even result in tooth loss.
- To achieve your dental health resolutions, an important part is making healthier food choices as frequent consumption of snacks containing lots of sugars contributes to tooth decay.
- Drinking enough water during the day to keep your body hydrated can make a big difference in your general health. In most Australian states and territories fluoride is added to the tap water, which rinses away bacteria and neutralises the acid. Drinking a glass of tap water instead of soda when having a meal will contribute to your overall wellbeing.
- If you’ve been putting off restorative dental work such as fillings, crowns or implants, schedule an appointment with a Parramatta Dentist today. Completing this type of procedure will not only help you preserve the tooth structure but also prevent you from needing to get more extensive work done.
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