Start the New Year with a Smile: Your 2020 Dental Health Resolutions
Taking steps to improve your dental health is a critical part of overall fitness. With the new year already here, now is the perfect time to set resolutions for a healthy 2020. Whether it’s improving basic habits like brushing your teeth regularly or getting that night guard you’ve been putting off, setting goals can be rewarding.
Here are our top 5 dental health resolutions:
1. Dental Cleaning: Every 6 Months
If it’s been more than six months since your last cleaning, book your appointment now! Regular cleanings at the dentist help get rid of plaque build up that regular brushing can’t do.
2. Stop Smoking!
This seems redundant to mention in 2020, but if you’re still smoking, we urge you to quit! Your teeth, lungs, and overall health will thank you. Consider free online tools, smoking cessation groups, progress-tracking apps and support from friends and family to assist you with tobacco cessation.
3. Preserve Your Teeth
Do you grind your teeth at night? Teeth grinding is very common and is usually caused by stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, an abnormal bite, or teeth that are missing or out of alignment. Consider a night guard to help minimize the damage.
4. Get That Smile You Always Dreamed About
Is it time to finally correct an abnormal bite? Correcting any of these problems with braces of Invisalign not only enhances the look of your smile but also, and most importantly, improves your oral health. At North Burnaby Dental, we offer free orthodontic consultations. Book yours now!
5. Cut Back on Sugar
Studies show there’s a direct link between the amount of sugar you eat and the amount of tooth decay you have. Cutting back on sugar can cut your risk for tooth decay considerably. Simple swaps will help you cut back as well: Drink sugar-free seltzer water instead of soda or chew a piece of sugar-free gum when you have a craving for something sweet.
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