The New Year is a great time to consider making positive changes to your life. Common resolutions include weight loss, increased exercise, or stopping a bad habit. How about resolving to improve your Oral Health this year? Here’s a few easy changes you can make that will lead to a happier, healthier smile in 2020.
Timing is Everything.
Are you a quick brusher? A quick run over your teeth is not going to cut it in terms of keeping your teeth clean and strong for the years to come. Here is the Christchurch Dental suggestion for a new year’s resolution: brush for at least two minutes and twice a day. Start off the new year by trying to brush for the full time, brushing your teeth while listening to music can help as a song lasts roughly 2 minutes. Don’t brush too hard because vigorous, fast brushing can lead to lasting gum and tooth damage. Whether using a manual or electric toothbrush always pick a soft headed toothbrush. If using an electric toothbrush, let it do the work.
Drink Water, Lots of Water.
Replace sugary drinks with water (still water not the sparkling kind which contains carbonic acid) this year. Your teeth will benefit from water, as it helps to clean off some of the excess sugar and acids left from food and drinks. Water also increases saliva production, which is essential for maintaining tooth enamel. Drinking water can also aid a resolution to lose weight and achieve a healthier lifestyle. Make sure it’s part of your resolution too!
Recent polls show that only 30% of Brits are flossing daily. Flossing should be a part of your daily oral hygiene routine. We recommend changing your ways in the new year if you are one of the 70% of British people avoiding dental floss. Flossing is essential for helping limit your decay and for maintaining healthy gums. Floss the teeth you want to keep! Our Hygiene Team are happy to help with flossing technique!
Come See Us.
The New Year is a great time to book your next visit to Christchurch Dental. Keeping up with regular visits helps us to keep your teeth in optimum health, picking up any potential problems early on where they can be rectified easily. Leaving any problems until they start to cause discomfort can be costly both for your overall health and your pocket. Prevention is always better than a cure!
Make 2020 the year you keep up with your dental work.
With the start of 2020, make a promise to look after your teeth.