The New Year is an excellent time to reexamine and resolve to make positive changes for the coming year. While most people focus on fitness and finances, resolutions regarding oral health will benefit you for years to come. There are many great benefits with regards to dental hygiene from a few simple changes.
•Commit to brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily. A soft toothbrush with gentle circular brushing will remove plaque and tarter, while keeping gums unharmed. And while brushing is vital to oral health, only flossing can remove plaque from between teeth. Replace your toothbrush every three to four months and keep dental floss handy to encourage flossing.
•Schedule dental cleanings now. Regular visits to your dentist are essential to help longterm prevention. Oral exams from the dentist can detect potential issues to be aware of.
•Don't forgo needed additional dental treatments since many insurance benefits have restarted with the New Year. We can help you understand what benefits you are entitled to-make the most of your insurance.
•Eating healthy can have a positive affect for your body and your mouth too! Foods high in acid or sugar can contribute to tooth decay. Instead of the sugary snack, crunch on crisp produce such as carrots, celery, or apples which help clean plaque from teeth.
•Stop Tobacco use. Tobacco discolors teeth, increases gum recession and disease, contributes to tooth loss, and is a leading reason for lung, throat, and oral cancers. Simple changes to your daily routine can have a positive effect to your oral health.
Call Columbia River Dental at 503-397-0080 today to schedule your preventative care. Together we can make your smile shine in 2020!
Columbia River Dental.
230 Columbia Blvd, St. Helens, OR 97501