Good oral hygiene is important for many reasons. It can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, leading to pain, tooth loss, and other problems. Poor oral hygiene can also cause bad breath, which can be embarrassing and socially isolating. Additionally, research has shown that there may be a link between poor oral health and other health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. Taking good care of your teeth and gums can help keep your mouth healthy and prevent these problems. Maintaining good oral health is an important aspect of overall health and well-being, so making it a resolution can be a good idea.
Ten Resolutions for Better Oral Hygiene in 2023
Here are ten resolutions for improving your oral health in the new year:
- Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each session.
- Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles between your teeth and the gum line.
- Use mouthwash to kill bacteria and freshen your breath.
- Replace your toothbrush every three to four months or sooner if the bristles become frayed.
- Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks, as they can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.
- Avoid tobacco products, as they can cause tooth staining and increase your risk of oral cancer.
- Consider using an electric toothbrush, as it can be more effective at removing plaque and preventing gum disease.
- Have regular dental check-ups and cleanings to remove plaque and tartar and check for any problems.
- Use fluoride toothpaste with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance.
- Schedule a checkup and cleaning with your dentist.
Along with these new resolutions, you should schedule a checkup and cleaning with your dentist. It is important to visit the dentist regularly for several reasons. First and foremost, regular dental visits can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, leading to more serious health problems if left untreated. Dental cleanings and check-ups can remove plaque and tartar that can build up on teeth over time, and your dentist can identify and treat any issues in the early stages before they become more serious.
In addition, regular dental visits allow your dentist to check for oral cancer and other conditions that can affect your overall health. Finally, visiting the dentist regularly can help to maintain the appearance of your teeth and keep your smile looking its best.
Why Choose Babylon Dental Care?
The team at Babylon Dental Care is committed to exceeding your expectations and ensuring that you are comfortable and cared for at all times. Whether the procedure is large or small, we’ll be here to ensure you get the attention and quality service you deserve. Our philosophy of treating people like family has been the cornerstone of our practice since opening our doors in 1983, and we look forward to continuing to serve our patients in 2023 and beyond!
To schedule your next cleaning and start the new year off right, call us or reach out to us online.