It’s not too late to add a resolution to your list for the new year, and if you do your mouth will thank you! How can you have the best dental year and reap the benefits of good oral health? The Yuba City Dentistry Group has some tips to get back to the basics that form the foundation for excellent dental health.
Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Prevention is the best way to avoid serious dental problems and your toothbrush is the first defense against decay.
Floss your teeth every single day. Flossing removes plaque and food particles that brushing alone can’t reach. Flossing is an essential step to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Another advantage? Fresher breath!
Chew that gum! Chewing sugarless gum contributes to dental health, especially if you do it after meals or when you’ve been drinking sugary beverages. Buy a sugarless gum brand containing xylitol and chew for twenty minutes to stimulate your salivary glands to rinse away leftover food bits. (If you suffer from TMJ problems, you want to avoid gum chewing as this could make your symptoms worse.)
Eat a healthy and balanced diet, with few sugary snacks. This supports strong teeth and bones.
Drink tap water and use a refillable water bottle. Why? In many local communities, tap water contains fluoride and that’s good for your teeth and bones. It also helps save the environment from the waste caused by plastic bottles.
Visit the Yuba City Dentistry Group twice a year. Our dentists are here to support you and your family because you can’t maintain optimal oral health all by yourself. Regular removal of plaque and tartar from between your teeth and gums is essential to keep your mouth healthy. Your teeth look better and your breath is fresher after a professional dental cleaning!
The staff at the Yuba City Dentistry Group looks forward to helping you make 2017 your best dental year ever! To that end, please discuss with us other dental improvements, such as tooth whitening, Invisalign treatment for straighter teeth, dental implants for tooth replacement or cosmetic dentistry for even more dazzling results. Resolve to make an appointment today!