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New Year, Healthier Mouth

Published on January 29th, 2018

Cosmetic, & Restorative Dentistry Bloomingdale, West Loop, Chicago Are you having trouble coming up with a new year’s resolution? Instead of creating a huge list of impossible feats, why not choose to do a few things that are not only more attainable but also help you stay healthy? 2018 is the year to improve your oral health! Here are a few things you can do to achieve your best smile.

Visit The Dentist

Whether it has been a long time or just a few months since you last visited the dentist, start the year off right by scheduling a dental reservation. We recommend that you schedule oral hygiene maintenance and oral exams at least once each year to ensure you’re doing everything you can to maintain a healthy mouth. Even if your teeth look and feel fine, you most likely need to remove hard-to-reach plaque and so that we can diagnose any cavities or other issues.

Make Flossing A Habit

Brushing twice a day isn’t always enough to remove all the plaque and food buildup on and around your teeth. Committing to flossing once each day is a great way to improve the health of your teeth this new year. To make it a habit, try placing a flossing pick or container of floss right next to where you keep your toothbrush. This way when you go to grab your toothbrush at night, you’ll notice the floss and be more inclined to use it.

Drink Water That Contains Fluoride

Fluoridated water, which often comes from your tap, is typically a good source of fluoride. When it comes to your teeth, fluoride has been shown to help prevent tooth decay and increase tooth protection. If you tend to drink bottled water, try drinking from the tap once in a while since most bottled water does not contain fluoride.

Choose Healthier Foods & Cut Back On Sugar

Rather than attempting to follow a strict diet in 2018, try cutting back on sugar and choosing more mouth-healthy foods instead. The more sugar you consume, the more likely you are to remove the protective enamel on your teeth and develop tooth decay. Sugar-free foods and beverages are a much better for your teeth and they usually taste better than you think! Additionally, be sure to eat foods that benefit your teeth. Fiber-filled foods can help scrub away plaque, while calcium-rich foods help keep your teeth strong and healthy.

If you’re ready to improve the look and health of your teeth, schedule a reservation with Pure Dental Spa today! We’ll help you get started on your 2018 journey to a healthier smile.

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