With New Year just around the corner, you might want to get your resolutions straight. One of the most common resolutions is having a healthier lifestyle. We can help you achieve your New Year’s resolution on improving your oral health this time around. Oral health resolutions can not only keep your teeth healthy but also help you save substantially by reducing teeth and gum issues which otherwise would cost you a lot. Healthy lovely smiles and saving on money sounds like an amazing plan, isn’t it? Let us see how we can achieve this in the coming year:
- Fruits and vegetables in your diet – Good nutrition is important for your dental health. It enhances the immune system, reducing the risk of periodontal (gum) diseases. In addition, crispy crunchy fruits and vegetables like apple, carrots and celery help remove plaque from the teeth, keeping your breath fresh for a longer time.
- Stop smoking – Tobacco and similar products not only harm your lungs but also cause tooth discoloration. They are the number one cause of throat, lung and oral cancers. Smokers also stand double the chance of losing their teeth compared to non-smokers. Quitting smoking also reduces the risk of loose tooth or associated problems.
- Limit alcohol intake – Excessive alcohol not only affects your overall health but also the health of your mouth. Studies often associate gum recession with alcohol intake. Limit your intake and make merry without worrying about your oral health.
- Limit the intake of chewy, starchy and processed food – These can be bad for your teeth and gums. Sticky food invites plaque and bacteria which attack the teeth enamel and may cause tooth decay. If you are addicted to sweets and other chewy food, try drinking water right after you finish eating them. Alternatively, try brushing or chew on sugar-free gums to wash off food stuck in between your teeth.
- Brush and floss twice a day – Keeps your mouth clean and fresh.
Some additional tips –
- Avoid using your teeth as openers.
- Use a fluoride tooth paste whenever you brush
- Use soft bristle brushes for gentle teeth and tongue cleaning
- Replace your tooth brush every three months
- If you are a sports person, use a mouth guard while playing.
- Most importantly, see your dentist regularly.
To see how we can help you achieve your dental health goals, contact Green Meadow Dental at 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111, (860)- 865- 0056.Families from Berlin and Hartford find the easy drive to Newington well worthwhile because or our expertise and modern facilities, our friendly dental team and the relaxing disposition of Dr. Mukund. We also service patients from surrounding areas like Cromwell, Farmington and Rocky Hill.