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Top 5 Dental Health Tips for 2018

Top 5 Dental Health Tips for 2018

Do you want to start the new year right by keeping your teeth as healthy as possible? Here are our top 5 dental health tips for 2018.

The new year is here, and with it comes a whole new year filled with opportunities to show off your beautiful smile! If you’re one of the millions of people who resolved to live a healthier life, why not start with your teeth?

Use these five dental health tips to make 2018 your best and brightest year yet.

1. Pay Attention to Warning Signs

It’s surprisingly easy to miss the warning signs of poor oral health. In fact, you may not even realize that some of the symptoms you’re experiencing could be caused by poor dental health!

Here are three things to look for. If you’ve noticed any of these, make an appointment with your dentist at your earliest convenience.

First up is bad breath. Aside from being embarrassing and unpleasant, bad breath is a sign that something may be off with the bacteria in your mouth or that you’re not brushing as much as you should.

Next, watch out for any recurring tooth pain. If pain lasts for more than a few hours tops, there’s likely a problem with that tooth or its root.

Finally, pay attention to the color and thickness of your teeth. Yellow or almost transparent teeth can be a sign that your dental hygiene habits aren’t cutting it.

2. Set a Timer When Brushing

Even if you’re great about preventative dental care, you may not be brushing for the recommended period of time. It’s recommended that each brushing session lasts around two minutes.

Of course, two minutes can seem like an eternity sometimes. Set a timer on your phone or listen to your favorite song while brushing. Suddenly, what was once a chore will become manageable and fun.

3. No Need to Floss

Flossing, once a recommended part of your daily routine, may not be as necessary as previously believed. While there’s still a bit of debate and flossing certainly doesn’t hurt, you may be better off skipping the string.

4. Drink More Water

As it turns out, some dental health tips are great for your entire body as well as your mouth! You probably already know the importance of getting enough water. But did you also know that staying hydrated can help your oral hygiene?

Keeping your teeth and gums hydrated is a great way to combat any dangerous bacteria that lingers in your mouth after meals.

5. Stop Putting off That Appointment with Your Dentist

Finally, make sure you set aside some time to visit your local dental professionals. Be it for a routine cleaning, a cavity filling, or to learn about Invisalign, it’s important to visit your dentist at least twice a year.

So stop putting it off and make that appointment today! You’ll be glad you did.

Want More Dental Health Tips?

These five dental health tips will keep your smile looking great all year long. So don’t forget to give us a call today. Our helpful and professional staff are standing by to help you schedule your appointment.

 

2 comments on “Top 5 Dental Health Tips for 2018

  1. Joy Butler April 12, 2018 / Reply

    I’m not a dentist but I understand that it’s much safer for us that we pay attention to our teeth’s health status. I practice setting a timer when brushing for about 3-5 minutes. And also, drinking plenty of water helps us in avoiding bad breath, because it flushes all the foods that we’re taking.

  2. Joy Butler May 16, 2018 / Reply

    Wow, it’s interesting that you have just discussed some dental tips here. Oh, by the way, I love that smile on your image, how I wish I could smile like that! My teeth are not perfectly aligned and thinking of wearing some braces if that would really be necessary. And yes, that’s the thing I can be proud of, am drinking a lot of water, hahaha!

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