A new year represents a fresh opportunity to try new things or to more effectively accomplish tasks which may have proved challenging in the past. A lot of times mastering the art of proper and consistent dental maintenance is on that list.
Here are some important tips to consider to help optimize dental health moving into 2017 and beyond:
“Eat More Mouth-Healthy Foods
When you cut back on sugar, resolve to add more orally healthy foods to your diet to solidify your diet’s benefit to your teeth. Dairy products, which are high in calcium, are great for your teeth, as are fibrous foods that call up saliva and scrub away plaque and other food bits, according to Delta Dental.
Kick the Habit
Smoking doubles your risk for gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is linked to a host of other health issues. Pick a date to give up the habit, get rid of all the tobacco products from your home and solicit the support of your friends and family to help you quit. There will be cravings along the way, so it’s important to find a healthy activity to engage in when a craving kicks in. Feel free to see your general practitioner if you struggle to curb the addiction by yourself.
Commit to Flossing
Brushing your teeth twice a day isn’t enough to keep plaque from building up on your teeth, or to completely remove bits of food from your mouth. To take the best care of your teeth, you need to floss too. If you’re not in the habit of flossing, the new year is a great time to start.”
It’s also important to visit your Aylmer dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings in order to make sure that your home maintenance techniques are working properly. Make sure to schedule an appointment with Aylmer Dentistry today!