With New Years just around the corner, many people start thinking of possible resolutions. Here are a couple Dental Resolutions that will benefit you greatly.
-Brush Your Teeth for 2 Minutes, Twice a Day
Many people get the number of times right but they don’t brush long enough. Two minutes is the recommended amount of time to remove the bacteria that builds up
–Floss Once a Day
It is important to floss your teeth once a day. It removes the plaque between your teeth and from under your gums, where brushing cannot reach.
-Stop Using Your Teeth as Tools
Your teeth are not meant to trim your nails or open bags. Your teeth aren’t meant to cut things other than food.
Just stop it. Smoking increases your risk of cavities, gum disease, gum recession and cancer.
–Replace Your Toothbrush Every 3 Months
If your toothbrush bristles look frayed or smashed, they are not properly cleaning your teeth and it’s time for a new one.
-Go to the Dentist at Least Twice a Year
It is important to get your teeth checked and cleaned regularly. Regular checkups can help prevent small problems from turning into large, painful problems.
–Cut Down On The Sugar
According to the American Dental Association, “When you eat sugary foods or sip sugary drinks for long periods of time, plaque bacteria use that sugar to produce acids that attack your enamel”. Try limiting your sugar and if you have a sweet tooth, try sugar-free candies or chewing sugar-free gum.
Incorporating just one of these resolutions will benefit your oral health.
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