Now that New Years is just a few days away, we should start thinking about our resolutions. We urge you to consider making your smile a part of your 2019 resolutions! With the right steps, patients in Garland, TX, can enjoy brighter and healthier smiles this year.
We know it’s easy to put off brushing and flossing. But caring for our teeth daily helps reduce the severity of plaque buildup, protecting your teeth from tooth decay, gum disease, and even halitosis and discoloration. You should brush your teeth twice a day, no exceptions. Each session should take about two minutes and employ a toothpaste containing fluoride.
Before going to bed, we recommend flossing up and down the sides of each tooth, dipping under the gum line as you do. Flossing helps remove the bits of food that a toothbrush cannot reach. For added protection, consider flossing after each meal as well.
Checkups and Cleanings
Don’t forget about us! While brushing and flossing limit plaque, only a dental cleaning removes the buildup. Which means a cleaning every six months is vital for safeguarding your smile’s health and appearance. In the same visit, we will also carefully examine your smile to monitor your oral health and address any developing problems in the earliest stages.
Foods and Drinks to Watch Out For
Many people make resolutions to lose weight or get healthier. Well, by choosing healthier snack options, you accomplish both while also protecting your smile. Try to cut back on sugary food items, instead opting for fruit, veggies, low-fat yogurts, sugar-free gum, or nuts. In addition, try drinking more water instead of always grabbing a soda, energy drink, or sports drink. With the right steps, you can enjoy a healthy smile all year long!
DO YOU WANT A HEALTHIER SMILE?
Our team wants to help you obtain a stunning smile and enjoy optimal oral health this year. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.