Welcome back to our continuing series on dental resolutions for the new year. In our previous post, we shared tips that will help keep your mouth healthy by making changes to your diet, your habits and your oral health care routine. However, choosing to avoid sugar, flossing regularly and giving up damaging health habits like smoking aren’t the only ways to improve your oral health in 2019. Welcome back to our continuing series on dental resolutions for the new year. In our previous post, we shared tips that will help keep your mouth healthy by making changes to your diet, your habits and your oral health care routine. However, choosing to avoid sugar, flossing regularly and giving up damaging health habits like smoking aren’t the only ways to improve your oral health in 2019. The best dentist in Raleigh is here to help you make great resolutions!
Here are some more dental health resolutions for you to make in the new year.
Restore Your Smile
Did you know that the best dentist in Raleigh can help you reshape and restore your smile? She is board certified in a number of cosmetic dental procedures and can help you choose the right one to get your smile looking the way you’d like it to. Chipped, missing or broken teeth can be repaired or replaced within a few visits and can give you the confidence and pain relief you’ve been waiting for.
Cosmetic dental procedures aren’t the only way to restore your smile in 2019. Consider adding a whitening toothpaste to your daily brushing and flossing routine to help brighten your smile over time. Choose a toothpaste that carries the American Dental Association (ADA) seal and ask your dentist for additional recommendations for products to help whiten your teeth at home. If you’re looking for a more dramatic improvement, consider in-office treatments applied by your dental provider. Be sure to ask about products to use at home that can be prescribed by your dentist to help maintain your professional, in-office whitening.
Replace Your Toothbrush
Did you know that your toothbrush should be replaced every three to four months? Your brush should also be replaced after you’ve had an illness like a cold or the flu. Many people use a brush that is too hard and can unintentionally do damage to the delicate tissues around the gumline. When you choose a toothbrush, opt for one with soft bristles with a head which will fit comfortably inside your mouth. If the head of your toothbrush is too large, you may not be able to move it around your mouth adequately to clean your teeth. Be sure to brush with a fluoridated toothpaste and brush gently at a 45-degree angle towards the gumline. Brushing twice a day is recommended by the ADA but consider rinsing your mouth with plain water after every meal to rinse away food particles until you can brush again.
Start the new year off right with a visit to the best dentist in Raleigh. Together you can create a dental care plan that’s right for you and your oral health needs. Dr. Garrett is proud to provide care and treatment for the entire family and looks forward to seeing even the smallest patients. If your child is playing sports this spring, now is the perfect time to order custom fit sports mouthguards. Don’t wait, schedule your family’s appointment with Raleigh’s best dentist today!