New Year, New You – Read Our Top Dental Tips for a Healthier New Year
If you’ve been reflecting on the previous year and have decided to make some new resolutions, what about some that are easy to keep, and which benefit dental health? Read our top dental tips and celebrate a healthier you this New Year.
1. Brush Twice a Day
We know it’s basic advice, but it is essential, and you must brush for at least two minutes each time. If you have an electric toothbrush, it will automatically time you but otherwise use your smartphone for brushing and there are several dedicated apps to help you.
2. Floss Daily
Brushing alone won’t eliminate all bacteria as your toothbrush cannot reach in between your teeth. If you don’t floss regularly, make this the year you start doing it every day and your gums will love you for it.
3. Choose Healthier Foods
When you choose the right diet, it will supply all the nutrients you need for strong teeth and gums and a brighter smile. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water each day, and this approach will benefit your overall health as well.
4. Kick Bad Habits
Smoking and drinking too much can all affect your dental health. Too much alcohol dries your mouth and increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Smoking greatly increases your risk of gum disease as well as other serious health problems including oral cancer.