Are your teeth not as white as they used to be or are you suffering from chronic bad breath? Maybe you’re smiling through a painful toothache? This can be the year that you improve your dental health and take back your smile. Follow these four oral health tips so you can have healthy teeth by the end of the year.
Increase and Improve Your Brushing
For healthy teeth and gums, it is important to brush twice a day for two minutes. Unfortunately, many people don’t do that. They either don’t brush for the full recommended time or only brush once a day. In fact, 30 percent of millennials fall into this category.
Commit to better brushing this year by going the full two minutes twice per day. To support better brushing, use the right toothbrush, recommended by your dentist, to wash all the plaque and grime away.
Get a Check-Up Every Six Months
The same study that found Millennials only brush once per day also discovered that 60 percent of people are afraid of dental exams. If you get regular check-ups twice per year, there is less to fear. We can catch problems early before they become serious by recommending preventative care.
Schedule a check-up in January and your New Year’s resolution is halfway done, at Creating Smiles Dental we’re happy to see you!
Ask for an Oral Cancer Screening
Before your mid-year dental check-up, request to have an oral cancer screening. These quick and painless screenings can give you peace-of-mind or lead to early detection. If we can catch problems early on, treatment options are less invasive, cheaper, and usually less painful than if you let something get progressively worse until you can’t take it anymore.
Create an Oral Health Plan With Your Dentist
Your dentist can create a plan to improve your overall oral health, which can include cosmetic procedures to improve the look of your smile. They may recommend fillings to make you more comfortable or other minor repairs to help your bite. Talk to your dentist about creating a plan throughout the year to improve your dental health.
Your dentist will also give you personalized oral health tips so you can actively improve your overall dental health between your regular check-ups.
Good oral health doesn’t have to be painful or expensive. Adopting preventative oral care habits and having regular dental exams can help drastically improve your overall oral health. That should give you something to smile about all through 2019.