The new year is almost here, which means it is time to make your dental care resolutions for 2018! Whether you want to prevent decay or whiten your teeth, there are many things you can do this year to ensure you are happy with your smile and oral health. Advanced Family Dental Care in Anchorage, AK, recommends starting by committing to the intentions below. Follow the list to jump-start your cosmetic dentistry goals and improve your oral wellness.
Top 2018 Dental Care Resolutions
Get Back to Basics
It is easy to slip up on your oral health habits, but basic care is essential for keeping your teeth and gums free of disease. Resolve to brush twice a day, floss every evening, and rinse your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash in the morning and at night. Dentists recommend you brush for at least three minutes, dividing the time between your top and bottom teeth. Remember to switch out your toothbrush every few months for the best results, and choose products that are recommended by the American Dental Association® — ADA.
Eat for Oral Health
Your eating and drinking habits have a big impact on your health. Make it your goal in the new year to eat for better dental care and overall well-being. Snack on plenty of colorful, crispy fruits and vegetables — like celery, carrots, apples, and leafy greens. Drink water often and limit your consumption of teeth-staining beverages like red wine, soda, tea, and coffee.
Visit Your Dentist
For the best oral health results, see your dentist at least twice in the new year. Dental cleanings are essential for removing stains from your teeth and preventing illness. If your resolutions include improving or restoring your smile through cosmetic dentistry, your doctor can consult with you about services like veneers or professional teeth whitening.
The new year’s resolutions above are helpful to any member of your household and will make a positive impact on your dental health in the new year. Check one of the goals off the list immediately by making an appointment with your dentist. For dental care, call family-owned and -operated Advanced Family Dental Care in Anchorage, AK, at (907) 561-1330. To learn about Dr. Dustin K. Wilde, DMD and his team of friendly and professional hygienists, visit their website or follow them on Facebook.