Your dental health plays a crucial role in your overall wellbeing and there’s no better time to commit to improving your health than at the start of a new year! Neglecting your oral health can lead to some nasty side effects such as an increased risk of gum disease, stroke and even heart attacks. That’s why the team here at Sarum Dental Practice maintain that prevention is key. With this in mind we have put together a few simple and achievable resolutions to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout 2020.
Ensuring that you brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes (2×2) with a fluoride toothpaste is the easiest resolution you can make! This simple habit can help prevent cavities, will freshen your breath and will subsequently help you avoid more painful dental problems down the road. Also, we recommend using a brand-new toothbrush every 3-4 months to ensure that the bristles are firm enough to brush away any lingering harmful bacteria – remember if it’s frayed, throw it away!
This small new year’s resolution promises big payoffs as, practiced alongside daily brushing, flossing will keep your oral health in top condition. This essential dental tool will help remove plaque and debris as well as reducing your risk of gum disease!
Curbing that sweet tooth
Harmful bacteria that live on the surface of your teeth feed off of sugary food deposits that hang around after your sweet tooth has kicked in, which can lead to the formation of hard-to-remove plaque! You can inhibit this bacterial growth by cutting down on your sugar intake which will in turn reduce the risk of developing painful cavities.
Visit your dentist
Last but not least, making it a part of your new year’s resolution to visit your dentist at least twice a year will greatly improve your dental health. By booking an appointment with us at Sarum Dental Practice, we will make sure that you and your family receive comprehensive preventative dental care and provide you with great advice on how to maintain your oral health at home!