As the old decade draws to a close, it’s a great time to think about New Year’s resolutions. People often resolve to lead a healthier lifestyle, but what about enhancing your oral health too? We’ve listed a few New Year’s resolutions for a healthier smile.
Choose Healthy Foods
Healthy foods nourish your body and protect oral health. Try and eat more fruits and vegetables and sugar-free dairy products that are packed with nutrients that fight disease and inflammation.
Control That Sweet Tooth
Sugary snacks and drinks are terrible for teeth because bacteria use the sugars for energy, and these bacteria create acid as a byproduct. These acids erode tooth enamel and cause cavities. Aim to limit your consumption of sugary foods this year for better health and stronger teeth.
Smoking is terrible for oral health and overall health. It can cause a myriad of problems, including bad breath, stained teeth, gum disease and tooth loss, and oral cancer. Enlist the help of friends and family to encourage you to quit.
See Us Regularly
Regular checkups and cleanings are essential for good dental health and are the easiest way to maintain a healthy smile. Make sure you book dental appointments for the entire family so we can monitor your oral health closely and address any smaller issues before they cause problems.