We can’t believe another year is coming to a close. Are you planning to set any New Year resolutions? While most people resolve to lose weight or eat healthier, we think there is another way to look and feel good about yourself.
Proper dental care isn’t just about keeping your teeth clean and looking good. How well you care for your teeth can affect your overall health, as well. In fact, when oral problems aren’t addressed, an issue like gum disease can put you at risk for serious health problems, such as heart attack or stroke. Here are some simple reminders of how you can maintain a healthy smile:
- Good oral hygiene at home — Regular brushing and flossing remains the number one way to prevent dental problems from tooth decay to gum disease. Something as simple as a toothbrush and floss can have a big impact on your health.
- Regular dental checkups — We know it’s hard to fit a dental checkup into your busy schedule. At Caring Dental of Spotswood, we try to make your visit as convenient as possible. Besides a professional cleaning, regular checkups give us an opportunity to make sure there are no signs of a dental problem cropping up that you might miss on your own.
- Healthy lifestyle — What we eat and drink affects every part of our body, even our teeth. Limit sugary foods and drinks; they stick to teeth and cause plaque buildup. Smoking can stain and discolor your teeth, and is another culprit that can increase the risk of dental problems such as gum disease.
We care about your oral health and want to help you maintain your overall well being. If you have questions about how you can improve your dental hygiene habits or what treatments Dr. Sorkin can recommend to restore your smile, please don’t hesitate to contact us.