January is the month of New Year’s Resolutions and Pacific Dental Care wanted to suggest a few goals you can set for yourself that will help set you up for great oral health in the year to come.
Your oral health is inextricably linked to your overall health, too, and gum disease is linked to all sorts of health problems you don’t want to have, conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and more.
Below are a few New Year’s Resolutions to set for the sake of your pearly whites.
1.) Quit Using Tobacco
For those who partake in the occasional smoke to those who smoke daily, quitting cigarettes is a great way to boost your health, both when it comes to your respiratory system, not to mention your teeth and gums. Tobacco, and this goes for both cigarettes and chewing tobacco, will leave behind pesky stains and can also lead to certain types of cancer.
2.) Focus on Your At Home Oral Health Routine
Making sure to brush 5 minutes twice daily and floss at least once a day is paramount to your oral health success. Make sure to brush gently with a soft bristle toothbrush and use circular motions, instead of scrubbing hard back and forth.
3.) Switch from Coffee to Green Tea
Green tea has an adequate amount of caffeine to help you start your day. Drinking coffee excessively will stain your teeth. And, if you drink those sugary designer coffee drinks, they’re horrible for your teeth and can contribute to tooth decay.
4.) Cut Out Sugar
As mentioned in our last suggestion, sugar really does a number on your teeth, whether the sugar content comes from food or from a beverage. Bacteria in the mouth converts sugar into acids that will eat away at enamel and damage your teeth.
5.) Make an Appointment with Pacific Dental Care
Keeping up with your twice annual oral health checkup is one of the best things you can do for your smile. We’ll catch any issues before they become larger, more painful, and more costly problems.
Pacific Dental Care’s office is located in Glendale, CA. We offer our services to Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, and our surrounding communities in greater Los Angeles. Our suite of services includes everything from orthodontics to complete smile makeovers.
We’re in the business of creating amazing smiles and setting our patients up to enjoy great oral health throughout their lives. Dr. Marine Martirosyan will satisfy your dental needs while offering services at a value that fits your schedule and budget. Contact us today to schedule your visit at Pacific Dental Care.