As we enter the new year, many of us will be taking the time to set intentions and resolutions for 2019. Our Cheney dentists encourage you to keep your smile in mind as you go through this process! Keep reading to learn more about some simple things that you can do to support your oral health this year.
Take this opportunity to assess your daily dental routine—are you flossing every day? Are you brushing for at least two minutes every morning and night? We all get complacent when it comes to day to day routines, so now is the perfect time to redouble your efforts.
As oral hygiene tools, like toothbrushes, get older, they can become less effective, and even harbor harmful oral bacteria. Start the new year off fresh by treating yourself to a new toothbrush, waterpik attachment, or floss!
The general recommendation from the ADA is that dental patients of all ages undergo professional cleanings and assessments every six months. These appointments are crucial for keeping tartar and plaque at bay, and they also allow our dental team to screen your smile for dental problems, including oral cancers. Unfortunately, it’s very easy for patients to fall behind on this schedule, so get them on the books now.
Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is great for your smile, and for whole-body health! Patients who suffer from dry mouth experience increased rates of cavity development, bad breath, and gum disease. Help keep track of your water consumption by using a large jug to start your day, or by setting timed reminders on your phone
Our Cheney dentists are here to help you achieve your ideal smile in 2019. Give us a call to learn more, or to schedule a personal consultation with our team!