The start of a new year is a great time to make goals to improve your career, relationships, and lifestyle. Why not make your oral health part of your New Year’s resolution? Good oral hygiene habits are an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for years to come. Here are 3 practical tips to help you make your smile a priority in 2020 and make this your healthiest year yet.
Stop Postponing Dental Work
Whether you are suffering from the discomfort that accompanies a damaged tooth, have noticed a receding gum line, or would simply like a whiter smile, this is the year to stop putting your oral health on the backburner. Addressing minor dental issues when you first notice them is the best way to prevent them from developing into more serious problems that will ultimately cost you more time, money, and inconvenience. Don’t ignore what your mouth is telling you!
Making Flossing a Priority
We all know flossing is an important part of maintaining a healthy smile, but how many of us actually floss at least once a day? If you are in the majority of people who don’t, now is the time to incorporate flossing into your daily oral hygiene routine. Flossing is essential to keeping your gums healthy and preventing periodontal disease that could result in tooth damage or loss.
Keep Your Routine Dental Appointments
Visiting your dentist twice a year for routine check-ups and cleanings may not seem like a top priority in the midst of a busy life, but it’s a critical part of maintaining good oral and overall health. Dentists are not only able to detect issues with your teeth that you might not be able to recognize before they progress, but bi-annual cleanings are essential to keeping your mouth in tip-top condition. Prevent problems before they occur by keeping your scheduled dental appointments this year.
If you are hoping to achieve a more functional, beautiful smile this year or are due for a check-up and cleaning, The Dental Room is here to help. Proudly serving the Downtown Calgary area, our experienced team is committed to providing convenient, comfortable dental care to meet your unique needs. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.