With the arrival of 2017, many people think about their resolutions and goals for the year. Health is often a focus of New Year’s resolutions, and your team at Dallas Esthetics wants to remind you to include your oral health in your 2017 health goals. Your dentist in University Park has compiled 3 easy resolutions to keep your teeth healthy. Happy New Year!
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
We start with this one as it may also tie in with your overall health goals. Eating fruits and veggies is good for your oral health because they actually neutralize the harmful acids in your mouth that cause tooth decay. They also increase saliva flow, which helps to wash away food debris and bacteria. When you reach for a snack this year, remember your fruits and veggies!
Switch to an Electric Toothbrush
An electric toothbrush is a small investment to make in optimum oral health. Did you know that how you brush is just as important as how often? An electric toothbrush takes the guesswork out of using proper brushing techniques and literally does the hard work for you. It’s comfortable and easy to use, and our hygienists have noticed less plaque buildup in between dental cleanings with patients who use an electric brush.
Add an Antibacterial Mouth Rinse to Your Home Care Routine
This little tip adds hardly any extra time to your normal routine, and gives you added protection against the acids that cause tooth decay and cavities. Our doctors are happy to recommend a product that will meet your needs, and as an added bonus, you’ll also enjoy fresh breath!
At Dallas Esthetics, we believe that prevention is the key to maintaining optimum oral health. Along with these helpful tips for home care, we also encourage you to visit us every six months for regular cleaning and checkup appointments. We’ll screen you for dental issues such as periodontal (gum) disease, oral cancer, and tooth decay, as well as taking the time to remove the plaque buildup that causes some of these conditions.
Contact Dallas Esthetics
Your trusted team at Dallas Esthetics is here to help you meet your 2017 goals! Call us today to schedule your next appointment.