Happy New Year! Among our many 2018 resolutions, let’s strive for better oral health. Below are tips on how to keep your smile bright in 2018!

Brush and Floss Daily:

Brush once in the morning and once at night. Keep a toothbrush in your purse or at your desk to brush after meals. Brushing regularly with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste prevents harmful bacteria and plaque. To maintain healthy gums, floss nightly. Did you know that forty percent of the tooth’s surface area can only be reached by floss?

Watch What You Eat:

Healthy foods are good for every part of the body, including teeth. Cheese, milk, leafy greens, and tea are packed with nutrients and vitamins that help your mouth fight off bacteria. Leafy greens are high in calcium, which builds tooth enamel. Check out this delicious fruit, nut and cheese salad recipe that your teeth will love!   

Drink More Water:

Not only does water keep you hydrated, but it is a tooth’s best friend. Water helps wash away food particles and keeps saliva levels high. Saliva defends against tooth decay because it contains minerals and proteins that naturally fight plaque. Click here to see how much water you should be drinking daily based on your body.

See a Dentist Twice a Year:

We know—it’s often challenging to make room for regular dentist appointments. In 2018 make your oral hygiene a priority. Sugary foods and bacteria can cause tartar buildup, which can only be removed by a dentist. Regular appointments prevent tooth decay, and maintain healthy smiles. Schedule your appointment now!

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