2019 New Year’s Resolution: Healthy Smile!
Updated: Mar 14, 2019
The start of a New Year is the perfect time to transform our habits and behaviors, since it affords us a clean slate. As we reflect on what we want to improve about our lives, we often focus on our health: eat better, exercise more, get enough sleep, etc. This year, why not mix it up a little? Make 2019 the year you resolve to get the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve!
Did you know that your oral health has a direct impact on your overall health? According to the Mayo Clinic, studies suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with periodontitis — a severe form of gum disease — might play a role in some diseases. In addition, certain diseases, such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS, can lower the body's resistance to infection, making oral health problems more severe.
So, how can you improve your oral health?
Brush AND Floss Every Day While most people are motivated to brush their teeth every day, according to a Delta Dental survey, only four of 10 Americans floss at least once a day, and 20 percent never floss! If you already have a habit of brushing your teeth before bed each night, try adding flossing to the routine – tell yourself you can’t brush your teeth until you have flossed them.
Visit Us – Your Dentist! – Every Six Months for Routine Checkups and Cleaning This is important for two reasons. First of all, we miss you if we don’t see you twice a year! And secondly, having any plaque build up removed professionally by your hygienist prevents tartar from forming which can lead to cavities and gum disease. Additionally, seeing the dentist frequently allows him or her to look for any signs of decay or changes since your last visit. If small problems are caught early they can often be corrected before they become larger and worse issues.
Fix or Replace Broken and Missing Teeth Many people do not realize that dental reconstruction should be a primary health concern. Living with one or multiple missing teeth can have a devastating impact on your quality of life. Over time, it can negatively affect not just your psychological well-being and confidence, but also your overall health. In the absence of tooth roots, a person’s facial features can shift out of proper alignment, resulting in sagging or misshaped facial features.
We would love to help you achieve your healthiest most beautiful smile in 2019! Visit us at www.bayvilledentalarts.com or call us today to schedule your next appointment: 848-480-0986.