As we start the New Year, now is a great time to make sure your dental hygiene basics are on point! Start this year off building up or improving upon the basics good dental habits. Here are 4 important aspects of dental health to focus on:
- Brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice per day
Having good brushing habits are critical to maintaining oral health! A good rule of thumb is to brush your teeth after each meal. Ensure that you are brushing all of the surfaces of your teeth with a quality toothbrush, and avoid brushing too hard.
- Floss your teeth daily
Flossing is often overlooked, but bad bacteria can be hiding between your teeth where your brush cannot reach. Daily flossing will help remove this difficult to reach bacteria, and will also help prevent gum disease.
- Limit Sugary and/or Acidic foods
Moderation is important! We all know that the holidays are a time to enjoy great food and desserts, but it’s a good idea to reel in some of those eating habits that can be detrimental to you oral health.
- See your dentist for regular check-ups & cleanings
Regular check-ups will allow your dentist to not only give your teeth a thorough cleaning, but check for any problem areas before they become serious issues. It also gives you an opportunity to ask questions and get professional advice on caring for your oral health! Schedule your appointment today by calling us at (210) 879-3449 or visiting our website at www.210wpfd.com.
Now is a great time to work on improving your dental health habits. These 4 building blocks of dental health will give you a foundation to build excellent dental habits that will result in good, consistent and long term dental health through 2021 and beyond!