It's a new year, and that means that a lot of people are trying to make and keep their New Year's resolutions. While a lot of people are trying to keep their resolutions regarding weight loss and exercise, have you ever thought about making dental resolutions for the new year?
If not, maybe you should. Not sure where to start? We have some suggestions about making and keeping your dental goals for 2019.
Why Dental Health Goals?
Dental health goals are just as important as your overall health goals. In fact, they may be more important. That's because your dental health can affect your overall health as well. For example, if you don't brush or floss your teeth, did you know that the bacteria from your mouth can cause havoc in your body? This means you could have problems with mouth infections, tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease.
Experts estimate that three in four Americans need to practice better dental health goals. This means they need to make sure they are brushing and flossing properly twice a day. Brushing and flossing helps to rid the mouth of plaque. Plaque can lead to tooth enamel that is worn or damaged. If that happens, bacteria can get onto the tooth surface and eat away at the enamel and the dentin. Pits can appear in your teeth that can become large, irritated and infected. Infection from your mouth can be carried in your bloodstream, and affect your heart health.
If all of this is worrying to you, it should be. However, there are things you can do to make sure that you keep our mouth as healthy as possible. You need to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Brushing your teeth helps to get rid of plaque, and leave your mouth healthy. Also, floss your mouth twice a day as well, to make sure that plaque doesn't get into the spaces between your teeth.
Finally, come in and see our dentist. We can help you keep your smile beautiful, and look for any potential warning signs that something could be wrong. In the war for the health of your mouth, we could be your biggest ally.
If you want to discover new ways to keep your mouth healthy, why not give us a call? We love talking about good oral health!
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