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New Year, New You, Healthy Teeth

Published on December 19th, 2016

Though you may not know it, your dental health contributes to your overall health and wellness and Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park has some New Year’s resolutions that will promote your dental health. You can choose which resolutions you feel you need to work on more than others, ranging from toothbrushing habits to finishing a dental treatment you started awhile ago. Be consistent with your New Year’s resolution and create a good habits that will continue to promote your dental health and therefore, your overall health and wellbeing as well.

Toothbrushing and Flossing

Brush up on the basics and improve your oral health by daily toothbrushing and flossing. Though most people do brush their teeth once a day, to remove bacterial plaque it is important to brush twice a day with toothpaste containing fluoride. Though this may sound basic, people are not in the habit of brushing at least twice per day and it is important to create a habit of it, once in the morning and once before bed to set a routine. Make sure to brush your teeth at a 45-degree angle toward your gumline. Having the proper stance is important to removing plaque as well. Also, get a new toothbrush every 3 to 4 months because the bristles become frayed and ineffective.

Flossing is less so a habit for many people, but it is important to floss at least once a day to remove bacterial plaque that is ingrained in your teeth from food you have eaten throughout the day. All in all, making a habit of brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day will help prevent gingivitis, tooth decay and bad breath while improving your dental health.

Choose Your Food and Beverages Wisely

Choosing healthy vegetables over chewy caramel candy is not only good for your overall health but also your dental health. Eating and drinking foods and beverages with carbohydrates and acids can lead to tooth decay. If you drink a soda every once and while it is not going to be very harmful, but make sure to brush after snacking to neutralize the acids and reduce cavity inducing bacteria and plaque buildup.

Improve Your Pearly White Smile

There are many ways you can improve your dazzling smile and maintain your teeths’ white shiny appearance. Tooth whitening has become very popular, check out Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park for our teeth whitening services today. It removes intrinsic and extrinsic stains. There are also products that you can buy to use at home. There are whitening toothpastes and bleaching agents. Consult Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park to alternative teeth whitening methods that are safe for your teeth and overall dental health.

There are many ways you can improve your overall health as a part of your New Year’s resolutions, but promoting good dental health is a key aspect that will maintain your dazzling smile and improve your health in the process. Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park wants you to start off 2017 right by promoting your dental health and therefore, improving your overall health and wellbeing.

Source: Colgate

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