Good Habits To Bring Into The New Year

It is a new year, and we want you to know how to start new habits this year. Your smile is your best accessory, so we want to emphasize how good it is when you take care of your teeth. Our team’s goal is to educate our customers on how to keep their teeth healthy. It is a new year and time to change your dental routine.

Routine Check-Ups

Although getting into dental appointments may feel tedious, you must keep up with it to ensure you have a clean mouth year-round. In these routine check-ups, your dentist can get into any nook and cranny of your teeth holding the plaque. You get an excellent cleaning when you go to your regular cleanings, and your dentist can also catch any issues you may have. Your dentist will ensure you don’t have any teeth health problems, and they can see them early.

Brushing & Flossing Regularly

To keep your teeth healthy year-round, you should be brushing your teeth every day twice a day. This helps ensure your teeth stay healthy and prevents cavities from forming. After brushing your teeth, we encourage you to brush your tongue. You can use your toothbrush to do some light brushing of the tongue. This will help with bad breath. We recommend you don’t consume anything until 30 minutes after brushing your teeth to ensure you’re not whipping away all the progress you made. Daily flossing is essential for good dental hygiene. It helps remove plaque and food particles that your toothbrush can not reach. If you avoid flossing, it can lead to cavities and gum diseases.

Limit Sugar & Starches Foods

In the new year, ditch the sugary and starchy food. Both foods affect teeth health, with sugar being a little more destructive. Sugar produces acid that weakens enamel and can damage your teeth. These sugary foods include sodas, fast food, candies, and cookies. We also recommend limiting starchy foods; although the effects are not as destructive, they are still linked to lower dental health. These foods are considered bread, crackers, or bananas.

Mouthwash Regularly

It would be best if you considered adding mouthwash to your dental routine. When you use mouthwash, you can help prevent gum diseases and cavities. It is known for reducing plaque formation, preventing acid-induced erosion, and much more. It helps freshen your breath and whiten your teeth as well. Although it doesn’t replace brushing and flossing, it is proven to improve your dental health. It helps prevent and lower bacteria that may be sitting in your mouth.