New Year’s Resolutions That Will Make Your Teeth Happy

It is time for a perfect smile in the new year.  Now is the time to make a resolution to take care of your teeth and gums in the best way.

 

See the Dentist

1/3 of Americans skip a yearly dental visit.  The best path to a beautiful smile is professional cleanings at Carolina Smiles Dentistry.  It is important not to put it off, especially if experiencing tooth sensitivity or bleeding gums.  Easily keep your resolution by booking the next appointment before leaving the office.

 

Floss

Brushing your teeth is not enough to maintain your most beautiful smile.  Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from the hard to reach places.  Place your floss out where you will not forget and make it a habit.

 

Cut Back on Sugar

There is a direct link between tooth decay and consuming sugar.  Reduce the amount of sugar in your diet by leaving the sugary treats at the store.  The other key is to cut out sugary drinks.

 

Stop Smoking

Smoking doubles the risk for gum disease, among other health concerns.  quitting is best for your health.  Pick a date to stop, throw away all tobacco products, and seek support.

 

Mouth Healthy Foods

Many foods support oral health.  Dairy products are high in calcium and support healthy mouths.  Foods high in fiber scrub away food and generates saliva.  

 

Start your resolutions off right with an exam at Carolina Smiles Dentistry.  Your dentist will guide you into the new year with a perfect smile. Call us today at 919-620-6700 to schedule an appointment.

 

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