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Starting the New Year with Healthy Dental Habits

January 22, 2021 5:50 pm

The start of a new year is the perfect time to get into some healthier habits. Taking care of your smile is one of the best places to start! Are you looking to improve your oral and overall health? We hope so! Here are some tips from Dental Solutions of Central Park for forming healthy dental habits in 2021.

Brush & Floss Regularly

The first thing you can do to get started with healthier dental habits is by assessing your oral hygiene regimen. Make sure you are brushing at least twice a day for two minutes each time. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid damage to your enamel. In addition to brushing, you should floss at least once a day to remove any trapped food debris and particles from between your teeth. If you have trouble getting yourself to floss, try dental picks.

Drink Plenty of Water

Water is the key to a healthy smile and body! Water keeps the body hydrated and washes away food and bad bacteria from the teeth and gum line. By drinking plenty of water, you can also avoid dry mouth which can cause damage to tooth enamel over time.

Work Healthier Foods Into Your Diet

There are many nutritious foods that offer great benefits for your smile. Fibrous vegetables, dairy products, dark leafy greens, nuts, and fresh fruits contribute to gaining shiny, healthy teeth! Not only do healthy foods enhance your smile, but they also improve your total body health.

Attend Biannual Dental Checkups

The American Dental Association recommends a biannual dental cleaning and exam for everyone. Professional dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar that you can’t remove on your own, no matter how well you brush. During your dental exams, our doctors can catch any dental issues while they’re still small or suggest cavity preventing treatment like sealants. These preventive visits play a huge role in your oral health. If you’ve been putting off your twice-yearly checkups, 2021 is the perfect year to start prioritizing them.

Preventive Care in Aurora, CO

Ready to kick off the year with a healthier smile? Contact Dental Solutions of Central Park serving Aurora, Central Park, Park Hill, Lowry and the surrounding areas to book your checkup today! We look forward to helping you achieve healthy dental habits and a year of great oral health!

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