Another new year is upon us, which means new goals and resolutions. Most people set goals around working out and eating right, which is great, but why not set some resolutions that can help you have a whiter, healthier smile? Your Dental Office in Toronto and Etobicoke is here to help.
1. Brush Twice Daily
If you’re not already doing so, this is the year to begin brushing twice a day. Some people make the mistake of only brushing their teeth in the morning, which is a fast track to major dental problems in the future. Going to bed without properly cleaning your mouth can allow bacteria to feast on the sugars and other food particles that are left behind. Not only will this leave you with some nasty morning breath the next day, but you’ll also be creating a situation in which your teeth and gums suffer.
2. Floss Every Day
You don’t have to floss twice a day, but making an effort to floss and follow up with a healthy mouthwash at least once a day can really help you keep your mouth clean. Even if you thoroughly brush your teeth every day, flossing is important and should be done once a day. It helps reach the spaces between the teeth that your toothbrush can miss.
3. Invest in a Water Pick
A water pick is an effective tool that shoots a steam of water in between your teeth. It’s not a replacement for flossing, however. Your best bet is using both of these techniques in conjunction.
4. Reduce Your Sugar
Sugary foods feed the bacteria in your mouth, which leads to the production of plaque and tartar. You can do a lot to improve your mouth this year simply by reducing your sugar intake.
5. See the Dentist Regularly
Most people don’t like visiting the dentist, but making a commitment to do all your checkups and cleanings this year will provide you with a clean bill of health and help your dentist fix any problems before they worsen. You’ll be setting yourself up for a future of excellent oral health, so get started by making your appointment today!
If you’re ready to tackle your resolutions and make an appointment for a cleaning an exam by contacting us today. Your Dental Office in Etobicoke and Toronto is dedicated to supporting your well-being in the new year.