Have You Been Naughty or Nice to Your Smile This Year?

Have you been naughty or nice to your smile this year? It’s time to flip the page on 2022 and start fresh with a new year. If you have been neglecting your teeth, it’s important to be extra careful in 2023. Despite the abundance of cookies, candies, and caramels during the holidays, maintaining good oral health is still important. Using these helpful tips, you’ll have a smile as bright as Christmas lights at night! Take good care of your teeth in the new year with these tips.

Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss regularly

This is the most basic step in dental care, yet so many of us neglect it. Brushing removes food particles and plaque buildup from your teeth while flossing helps to remove any trapped food that may be hiding between your teeth. In addition to brushing twice daily, you may want to brush throughout the day to remove any lingering sugar on your teeth.  By keeping up with your oral health routine, you’ll come out of the holiday cavity-free.

Be mindful of what you eat and drink

Certain foods and beverages, such as soda, candy, and sugary drinks can cause tooth decay if consumed frequently. Instead, focus on eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Healthy bodies and healthy mouths require vegetables. In addition to providing you with nutrition and vitamins, they also clean your teeth. Your teeth will be shiny after eating carrots and celery, which remove plaque and sugar.

Attend regular dental check-ups

Keep your teeth healthy and strong by visiting the dentist frequently. Dentists can also provide professional-strength toothpaste and mouthwash to help keep plaque at bay. 

Don’t be afraid to seek professional treatment

If you experience painful or unpleasant symptoms, such as frequent sensitivity, bleeding gums, or a bad taste in your mouth, don’t hesitate to seek professional treatment. These may be signs of a more serious underlying issue, such as gum disease or tooth decay.

By adopting good dental habits and getting regular checkups, you can help ensure a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come. Keep your teeth off the naughty list by brushing your teeth regularly, flossing daily, and watching what you eat. At our dental practice, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality care and state-of-the-art treatment options in a friendly and relaxing environment. Schedule your appointment today, and let us help you get the smile you deserve.