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New Year’s Resolution for Your Oral Health

By Roger B. Parkes, DMD on January 08, 2018

With the new year here, now is the time that people start working on the resolutions they made. Maybe you want to spend more time exercising, eating healthier, see your family more often, but how many of you have dedicated the new year to your dental health? 

For a healthy life, your mouth also needs to remain healthy. The good news is that practicing proper dental hygiene only takes a few minutes each day! To help you get started, here are some things that you can do to help improve your oral health for 2018.

Start Flossing

If you are not flossing twice each day you are not removing all of the bacteria that can get stuck in your teeth and around your gums. Flossing is important for the health of your gums and reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. 

Incorporate Mouth-Healthy Foods into Your Diet

Eating healthier does not just have to benefit your overall health. Some healthy foods can also be beneficial to your teeth and gums. Dairy products and fibrous foods are both great options, not only for a healthy diet but also for keeping your mouth healthy. This also means cutting back on certain things, especially sugary foods and drinks. 

Schedule a Visit to the Dentist

Proper dental hygiene and mouth-healthy foods are great, but visiting the dentist on a regular basis is important for maintaining the health of your mouth. Your dentist is able to see things that you may not be able to and can treat any problems that may be occurring.

Is improving your dental health part of your new year's resolution?

If you want to start your new year healthier, be sure to schedule an appointment with us today. 
 

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More Info Directions (601) 956-1230