Spring is just around the corner, and that means a couple of things—spring cleaning, as well as the perfect opportunity to check in with your New Year’s resolutions! How has your commitment to oral health and hygiene been so far this year? Keep reading for some tips on maintaining a healthy smile all year long.
Schedule Your First Six-Month Checkup
The only surefire way to keep your smile happy and healthy is to visit your dentist regularly. Not only can a dentist check for potential issues before they become bigger problems, but dentists can also give your mouth a deep, thorough cleaning. There are things that brushing (and even flossing) simply can’t get rid of!
Visiting your dentist once isn’t enough, either. Seeing them regularly is crucial in helping them identify potential problems. Some of the most common changes that indicate a major oral health problem are extremely subtle.
Delicious Drinks for a Healthy Smile
Brushing and flossing all the food you eat out of your teeth is important—but what you drink is important, too! Even though you can’t see bits of a beverage stuck in between your teeth, they coat your pearly whites and can contribute to stains and even wear down enamel.
Any drink that’s packed with sugar (so, a lot of them!) can lead to an assortment of problems like tooth decay, sensitivity, and gum disease. Whenever you think about it, swap that sugary beverage for some water! And if you just can’t kick the habit, at least have a glass of water after your sugary drink to help wash away some of that sugar and acid.
It’s Time to Tackle Flossing
Odds are you’re tired of hearing about this subject—everyone knows that they should floss, right? And yet, everyone has a common excuse for why they haven’t added flossing to their oral hygiene routine. Maybe you don’t think it’s really that important, you feel like you don’t have time, or you don’t know the correct technique.
We’re here to remind you that flossing is incredibly important: It will only take an extra minute of your time, and the correct technique is very straightforward. Get some of those individual flossers to make it even faster and easier!
Spring Clean Your Smile
Oral health and hygiene is top priority—but we also know how good a bright, white smile feels. The beginning of spring is the perfect time to have some teeth whitening done if you’re wishing your pearly whites were a little more pearly!
Drug store whitening kits are often inefficient and unpredictable, so it’s best you visit your dentist for the best possible results.
Invest In Your Smile This Year
Going to the dentist isn’t always at the top of your priority list, but research has shown time and time again that it should be. Major oral health problems are common and serious, not to mention that a lot of them affect the health of your entire body in addition to your mouth. Invest in a healthy smile, and your overall health, by scheduling your next dentist visit today! Get in touch with LeCroy Dental to get started.