Start Your New Year with the Brightest Smile Yet!
Every January, we look at resolutions to improve ourselves mentally, physically or emotionally. So because your dental health is important to your overall wellness, why not improve your dental habits this year.
Poor nutrition can affect your immune system, making you more susceptible to periodontal (gum) disease. Nutrients found in fruits and vegetables improve your ability to fight and raw veggies and crisp fruits like carrots and apples can help clean plaque from your teeth and freshen your breath.
Limit Your Alcoholic Drinks
Excessive use of alcoholic drinks naturally have an effect on your overall health, but did you know it also affects your oral health? Excessive alcoholic drinking can increase the recession of your gums (periodontal pocketing) and make you more susceptible to gum disease.
Quit using Tobacco or Smoking
Smoking and tobacco use can cause many health problems, including cavities, receding gum lines, discolored teeth, and multiple types of cancer such as lung, throat & oral cancers. Smokers and tobacco users are twice as likely to lose their teeth as non-smokers.
All the tips listed above are not only great for your dental health, but for your overall health as well. Combine these resolutions along with brushing /flossing twice a day and scheduling regular checkups with your dentist and you will be smiling brighter than ever.
Has Your Oral Health Been Affected Already?
If your smile has already been affected by some of the bad oral habits, schedule a visit with your local dentist. With a quick consultation, your dentist can develop a plan to get your dental care back on track. Let’s make 2017 something to smile about!