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The new year is here! Capital Dental believes in quality care that lasts a lifetime. Our experienced team has suggestions to make this the best year yet. Are you wanting to feel more confident about your appearance? It starts with a smile!
Daily toothbrushing and flossing (The dental care act, not the popular dance!) can improve your oral health. For successful bacterial plaque removal, it is important to brush at least twice a day using an appropriately sized, soft-bristle, manual or electric toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. Also, dentists suggest the Oral B Pro 5000. Furthermore, it is also important to floss at least once per day to remove bacterial plaque and food that has accumulated throughout the day.
Your toothbrush should be replaced every 3 to 4 months, after you have a cold or flu or if the bristles are frayed. Daily toothbrushing and flossing help to prevent gingivitis (gum disease), tooth decay and halitosis (bad breath). The daily use of antimicrobial and fluoride mouthwash also helps improve your oral health.
An important part of achieving your dental health resolutions is making healthier food and beverage choices. Therefore, it is especially important to limit sugary beverages such as dark soda, as the high sugar content causes cavities and deterioration of the tooth.
A resolution to make routine visits to the dentist may help prevent oral disease or reveal an existing disease in its early stage. Dental visits should take place every 6 months. Allow your dentist and dental hygienists to monitor the condition of your oral cavity and develop an appropriate treatment plan to meet your wants and needs. The best thing about a New Year’s Resolution is that you don’t have to wait a year to start one! Schedule an appointment today.