It’s almost a New Year. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the past year and make a resolution to be better for the next. Why not resolve to maintain a healthier, more radiant smile? Don’t drop the ball on your oral health. Following these tips to keep a healthy smile can help make your teeth brighter and cleaner. These tips won’t only be helpful for this year, but for many years to come.
Maintaining good hygiene doesn’t prevent all damage that can be done to your teeth. If you maintain an active lifestyle or are involved in contact sports such as football, hockey, lacrosse, wrestling, basketball, or any other sports that can risk damage to your mouth, you should consult with your dentist about designing a custom made athletic mouth guard. Having it custom made, instead of purchasing a generic mouth guard, can provide you with greater protection as well as comfort.
Brushing and flossing at least twice a day will help prevent plaque and tartar from building up around and in between your teeth as well as remineralize your enamel by topically applying fluoride with American Dentistry Association approved toothpaste.
Scheduling checkups and cleanings with your dentist at least every six months will ensure that plaque and tartar you might have missed, or has hardened to the point that it can’t be brushed away with a regular toothbrush, is removed using professional Dentist-grade equipment.