New Year Resolutions for a Healthy Smile
The New Year is a great time to make resolutions, so why not make one that you will improve your dental health? The great thing about this resolution is that it will almost certainly help your general health too!
- Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetable contain many valuable nutrients that can help improve gum health. They are rich in antioxidants that can enhance your body’s ability to fight infection and disease, protecting your teeth and gums. The summer is the perfect time to eat more fresh fruit and veggies.
- Quit Smoking
Always a popular resolution but make this the year you succeed. Smoking stains your teeth, and you are twice as likely to lose your teeth to gum disease. Even using smokeless tobacco can harm your dental health.
- Don’t Drink Too Much Alcohol
People who drink too much alcohol will often have a poor diet and neglect their oral hygiene. The effect is even worse if they smoke too. Have a glass of water between each drink or consider quitting entirely for a while.
- See Your Dentist Regularly for Checkups and Cleans
Coming to see us twice yearly is crucial for good oral health, so why not get ahead and book your appointments now.